Kaamelott: a crazy and jovial Middle Ages


CRITICAL – Director Alexandre Astier goes from the small to the big screen without giving up his schoolboy humor.

Since 2005 and the broadcast on M6 of the first episode of Kaamelott, series in the format of burlesque pastilles of three to four minutes (following Cafe Camera), Alexandre Astier is expected around the corner by the fans. The funny Knights of the Round Table of this director, who populate his crazy and quirky universe, immediately had the potential for a long-format development.

Today, already rich in 458 episodes, this Arthurian gesture repainted in the colors of the Rubric-à-brac or some Dingodossiers de Gotlib now has enough to go beyond its character as a televisual phenomenon to become a social phenomenon.

Because Kaamelott. First part continues to use unbridled comedy for years Pilot and references to global pop culture. From the lightsaber of Star wars to the Picaros of Tintin, via the Romans of Asterix or theExcalibur by John Boorman.

Pastiche of clichés

Refusing to play in the yard of summer franchouillarde comedies, this pastiche of clichés from the Middle Ages traces its

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