The setting for this story is Rahatlocoum, a Roman colony in North Africa, but the "colonists" watch television, have gay bars, trade unions, and traffic problems -- something like the "Flintstones" in an Afro-French incarnation, slipping around on Monty Pythonesque dialogue. A gay Jules César's (Michel Sarrault) expensive vacation causes the population to grumble and gripe, they would rather have mechanic Ben Hur Marcel (Coluche) take Jules' place as their exalted leader. Once she gets out of jail, Cleopatra (Mimi Coutellier) declares that old Ben is actually her long-lost half-brother, and lo and behold, Marcel of the chariot taxis is named the new pharaoh, Aminemphet.
Feature film Genres : Fiction Sub-genre : Comedy Themes : Religion Production language : French Nationality : Majority French (France, Tunisia) Production year : 1982 French release : 06/10/1982 Runtime : 1 h 37 min Current status : Released Visa number : 54383 Visa issue date : 06/10/1982 Approval : Unknown Production formats :
35mm Color type : Color Aspect ratio : CinemaScope Sound format : Mono