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Monica Bellucci and Alain Chabat in Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra () The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in .. Just before the characters visit the pyramid, first Idefix is sitting on a step of the. Infuriated by belitlements, Queen Cleopatra makes a deal with Julius and Asterix and Obelix accompany him (encountering the pirates. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre Vexed by an arrogant Julius Caesar, Cleopatra bets that a superb palace dedicated to.
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Just one sip of the potion, produced exclusively by the druid Panoramix Claude Rich, delightfulconfers superhuman strength. While short, feisty Asterix Christian Clavier requires the elixir to punch out Roman soldiers, sweet-as-a-pussycat and wide-as-a-house Obelix Gerard Depardieu is permanently superstrong because he fell in a vat of it as a baby. Also, Obelix is always hungry and never travels without his smart dog, Idefix.
They meet pirates along the way and have to deflect all manner of sabotage and subterfuge once they arrive. Jokes about contractors and construction delays will amuse anybody who has ever undertaken even minor home improvements.
When it looks as if Cleopatra will win the bet, Caesar begins to play dirty. The irreverent, tongue-in-cheek spirit of the comics is respected — including a few cute animated interludes — and mechanical and digital effects are fine.
This is an allusion to the French philosopher Blaise Pascalwho had articulated the historical significance of Cleopatra's beauty by saying in his painting that "Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed". Pharaon-Soir from the original French version of the book.
On page 10, Edifis' scribe says "anyone who can draw can write. On page 23, while looking at the pyramids, Getafix says to Obelix: On page 39, the Roman legion makes use of a " Wikipedia: When they flee, a small caption says they are now using the tactic of the hare, an allusion to the fable of the The Tortoise and the Hare. On page 47, Asterix offers Cleopatra further Gaulish help, and suggests that they could build a channel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
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This is a reference to the French involvement in building the Suez Canal. When Edifis introduces the Gauls to his scribe, he says that he "speaks several living languages such as LatinGreek AncientCeltic and Gaulish. On page 30, Cleopatra says that she is tired of having her portrait done in profile and wants to be portrayed in three-quarter face.
Puns Edit A convention in the Asterix books is that Gaulish names end in -ix. In this book, many of the names of the Egyptians end in -is, including Edifis a pun on edifice and Artifis a pun on artifice.
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
In the original French, Edifis says to Getafix on page 7: Getafix responds "C'est un alexandrin". Thanks to Getafix and his magic potion, the work goes forward on schedule, despite multiple attempts by Edifis's arch rival, Artifis, to sabotage the construction after Edifis says he doesn't want his help, claiming Artifis works people too hard.
Artifis tells the workers to demand less whipping, which would slow construction. However Getafix gives the workers magic potion. Artifis bribes the stone-delivery man to throw his load away, before Obelix beats him up, causing him to reveal the truth, a henchman tries to lock the Gauls inside a pyramid but Dogmatix helps them find their way out, he tries to frame the Gauls by sending a poisoned cake to Cleopatra, but Getafix makes an antidote enabling the Gauls to eat it, then cures the taster and claims eating too much rich food was giving him a bad stomach.
Edifis is kidnapped and hidden in a sarcophagus in the house of Artifis, but Obelix frees him. Artifis and his henchman are forced to work on the palace, but without magic potion. Just before the palace is due to be completed, Caesar intervenes by sending legions to try to arrest the Gauls, after he realises the three Gauls are in Egypt when a spy disguises himself as a worker, and sees the effects of the magic potion.