[tv] Tuesday, 3 September 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each day, we advise you to take 2 films to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT.

In the programme tonight : ASTERIX AND CLEOPATRA by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo and THE wide SPACES of William Wyler.

  • ON TNT


20: 50

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Cleopatra made a bet to build a palace in record time, in order to show Caesar the greatness of the egyptian people. The architect Numérobis is in charge of the work : he has three months to build a magnificent temple, or it will be delivered to the crocodiles. It uses Panoramix the druid, who arrives in Egypt to lend a hand with his magic potion, accompanied by Asterix and Obelix. But things are looking complicated. First of all, because Numérobis is objectively a bad architect, whose homes are falling apart all alone. Then because a lot of people have interest to see it fail…

Our heroes are first and foremost a matter to Amonbofis, architect, a rival of Numérobis, which works to conspire against him, and the Gauls with the assistance of his sidekick Screwdriver. The two co-conspirators are trying to first wall living Numérobis and the Gauls into a pyramid, but Idéfix allows prisoners to find the exit. Amonbofis then has the idea to offer Cleopatra a cake poisoned by the hand of the Gauls, who are accused of unfairly when the food taster for the queen falls ill after having tasted the pudding. Panoramix healed the taster and it will get better. Amonbofis then tries to cut off the supply of the construction site by construction materials and then cause a strike among the workers.

Finally, Numérobis and the Gauls must do in the face of Caesar himself, determined to not let Cleopatra won her bet. The legions lay siege to the building site and begin to destroy the temple. But the Gauls manage to prevent Cleopatra with a message carried by Idéfix. The queen arrives in great pomp and is furious to surprise Caesar in flagrante delicto of cheating. The latter must bow, and the temple is soon to be finished in time, and then inaugurated with a great feast.

Technical data sheet

Realization : René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Scenario : Jos Marissen, Eddie Lateste, with the collaboration of Pierre Tchernia, based on the comic strip from Goscinny and Uderzo

Production companies : Belvision, Dargaud Films, Edifilm

Country of origin : France, Belgium

Genre : Adventure, comedy

Released : December 19, 1968

Duration : 1h12mn


• Some of the songs of this cartoon remained famous : for example, “The bath of Cleopatra”, “When the appetite goes, everything goes”, “The pudding with arsenic”.

• The little white dog Idéfix appeared for the first time at the cinema in the second film. In the band drawn, it appeared for the first time in the album The Tower of Gaul in 1965.

• Humans have five fingers for the first time in the second movie. They had four in the first film Asterix the Gaul (1967).

Source : Wikipedia

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at 20.45

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The sea captain James McKay is a young retired who wish to settle in the West and join his fiancée Pat Terrill. But it is not welcomed by Steve Leech, the foreman of the ranch, Terrill, secretly in love with the young woman. In addition, he was embroiled in a serious conflict between the father of his girlfriend to Rufus Hannassey, a neighbor, each hoping to kill the other by acquiring the land of the beautiful Julie Maragon where is the main water point in the area…

Technical data sheet

Original title : The Big Country

Réalisation : William Wyler

Screenplay : James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett and Robert Wilder, adapted by the latter, and Jessamyn West, based on the novel “The Big Country” by Donald Hamilton

Main actors : Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives

Producers : William Wyler and Gregory Peck

Country of origin : United States

Release Date : April 3, 1959

Duration : 2h45mn


• Golden Globes 1959 : Best actor in a supporting role-Burl Ives

• BAFTA Awards / Orange British Academy Film Awards 1960 : Nominated for Best Film

Sources : Wikipedia and AlloCiné

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