Monday, September 19, 2011

Ciné-Club: Astérix Mission Cléopâtre

Please join us Wednesday, September 21 at L'Ecole Française du Maine for our first Ciné-club of the year. This is an opportunity to socialize in French and English and see a great French movie.
All films are in French with English subtitles.

6:30 PM: Conversation, food and drinks
7:00 PM: Start of the film
After the film: Discussion and exchange of feelings and thoughts
(Donations are appreciated)

Here is more information on this week's movie: Astérix Mission Cléopâtre
Movie by Alain CHABAT, 2002, comedy, 1h47, with Christian CLAVIER, Gérard DEPARDIEU, Alain CHABAT, Monica BELLUCCI…

Synopsis: Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, decides to build a huge, sumptuous palace in the middle of the desert for Julius Caesar, the head of the Roman Empire, to prove the supremacy of her society over his own. If she completes the task within three months, Caesar has to admit in public that the Egyptians are the greatest of all the people in the world.
Cleopatra calls upon the help of Edifis, an enthusiastic, energetic architect, to help her secure victory. If successful he will be covered in gold, but if not, his fate will be in the hands of hungry crocodiles. Edifis, aware of the great cost of defeat, enlists the help of his old friend Panoramix, the Druid, who travels to Egypt under the protection of Asterix and Obelix.
However, things aren't going to be so simple. Not only does Caesar intervene to avoid public humiliation, but when Cleopatra's official architect Amonbofis gets wind of the fact that Edifis has been chosen in favor of him to complete the task, he will do whatever it takes to foil his competitor.