Production info

Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ
France, 1982

Michel Serrault, Mimi Coutelier, Coluche
Directed by Jean Yanne


This French comedy tells the not-so-epic tale of Marcel Ben-Hur, a chariot driver in North Africa. When Caesar arrives on an imperial vacation, the people choose Marcel to lead a revolt. A smoking Cleopatra (Camel brand, of course) is on hand to save the day.

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