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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (original title)
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Obélix
... Astérix
... Numérobis
... Cléopâtre
... Jules César
... Panoramix
... Amonbofis
... Otis
Dieudonné ... Caius Céplus
Mouss Diouf ... Baba, la vigie des pirates
... Sucettalanis
... Barbe-Rouge le pirate
Jean Benguigui ... Malococsis
... Triple Patte
... Caius Antivirus
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The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG for language, sensuality and mild violence | See all certifications »

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30 January 2002 (France)  »

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Budget:

FRF 327,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,081,354 (France), 25 January 2002

Gross USA:

$3,115,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,127,553
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At the time of its release in 2002, its budget of $47 million, or 327,000,000 FRF, was said to make it the costliest French film ever. However, Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) had a budget of $48 million, or 274,620,000 FRF, which supposedly made it the most expensive French film ever. Accounting for economic variances, either title may earn this dubious recognition. See more »

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The stack of Roman helmets that Obelix collects during the final battle changes. See more »

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Numérobis: Vous connaissez Panoramisme ? C'est un droïde.
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Near the end of the closing credits, there is a line saying "Thanks to the people who stayed to read the whole credits". See more »

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Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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Walk Like an Egyptian
Written by Liam Sternberg
Performed by Deep Forest featuring Beverly Jo Scott
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Just Brilliant
4 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Usually when comics are adapted into movies, the result is often deceiving at the end. But some made exceptions and this one is among them.

This movie is irreverent and incredibly hilarious from the beginning to finish. It had been a long time since I haven't so much laughed while watching a movie. Alain Chabat, who is best known for his spoofed side, succeeded to insert his delirium while respecting the main frame of the original comics. There are some very well thought jokes which took me by surprise and immediately provoked an irremediable burst of laughter like for example the Lobster scene which is so unexpected and hilarious or the Raft of Medusa which get the same reaction.

The casting is also great and very enjoyable to watch. Each of the characters are well tuned and work with harmony with each other in every scene. Again Alain Chabat created some characters which featured the mainframe but get updated to this nowadays era like Caius Ceplus starred by Dieudonné (Understand Caius Idontknow), A Darth Vader like centurion who is unable to remember any names of the people he met or Itineris starred by Isabelle Nanty (Which is also the name of an older cell phone service network provider well known for its network issues), an Egyptian woman with deep gloomy blue eyes who designated herself as the spokeswoman for her workmates and has several issues transmitting messages. Gerard Depardieu and Christian Clavier starred again as Obelix and Asterix and the chemistry between the two is evident. Christian Clavier is the perfect Asterix by the way and was never matched by his successors in the two other sequels who never succeeded to transmit the magic and funny aspect of the little Gaulish warrior. T Don't miss also the pirates who are funny as hell in the four scenes when they appeared

This is definitely a movie to see in its uncut version if you're looking for a great moment surrounded by your family.


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