Primary film to watch: Astérix & Obélix: mission Cléopatre (2002)
Where to find: TBA.
Points to focus on:
- Cultural appropriation and cultural insensitivity: Could a comedy like this be made in the US?
- Is humor providing more understanding between cultures, or is the Astérix series reinforcing the “Nos ancêtres les Gaulois” paradigm?
Secondary film to watch: OSS 117: le Caire, nid d’espions (2006)
Where to find: Kanopy.
Video essay to have watched by Tuesday: “How to Do Visual Comedy”
Astérix & Obélix: mission Cléopatre trailer
OSS 117: le Caire, nid d’espions trailer