Les rois mages (2001)


Les rois mages (2001)

Through a quirk in the space time continuun the three magi (the director Didier Bourdon as Balthazar, Bernard Campan as Melchior, and Pascal Legitimus as Gaspard) find themselves in various parts of the modern world in their quest for the christ child. Their paths merge in Paris. On their quest they touch people's lives where their reactions to values and technology give rise to much humour. Their identity is guessed by a canny marketer who recognises their commercial potential, takes advantage of their naivette, and ruthlessly exploits them. They become instant celebrities, but soon become jaded and disillusioned. They opt out, resuming their quest with a reluctant assistant Macha (Virginie de Clausade),who has problems of her own. Eventually they return to their own era.
IMDb   5.6 /10
TheMovieDb    5.6 /10
Release Date2001-12-12
Runtime1h 42mins
GenreComedy, Fantasy
Content Rating
CompanyRenn Productions, Productions Paul Lederman, TF1 Films Production
La mère de Macha
La concierge de Macha
Le moine tibétain
La responsable du groupe
Première douanière française
L'hôtesse de l'air

Les Rois mages

Les Rois mages (or The Three Magis, its unofficial English title) is a French comedy film released in 2001, made by Bernard Campan and Didier Bourdon. They also star in the film, playing the roles of Balthazar and Melchior respectively. Pascal Légitimus, the third member of the humorist group Les Inconnus, also stars in the film as Caspar.


  • Didier Bourdon as Balthazar
  • Bernard Campan as Melchior
  • Pascal Légitimus as Saint Caspar
  • Eriq Ebouaney as Babar
  • Jean Dell as The receptionist
  • Didier Flamand


The Biblical Magi find themselves in Paris in modern times, and become a media sensation.