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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
"Les douze travaux d'Astérix" (original title)

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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix / Les 2 sénateurs (voice)
Jacques Morel ...
Obélix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ...
Abraracourcix (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
Le réceptionniste (voice)
Jean Martinelli ...
César (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti ...
(voice)
Lawrence Riesner ...
(voice)
Claude Dasset ...
(voice)
Roger Lumont ...
Cylindrique le Germain, prof de karaté allemand (voice)
Gérard Hernandez ...
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Henri Virlojeux ...
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Nicole Vervil ...
(voice)
Jacques Hilling ...
(voice)
Henri Poirier ...
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Mary Mongourdin ...
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Storyline

When Julius Cesar fears, that he will probably never be able to defeat the gaulic village of Asterix and his friends, he has the idea of offering the Gauls a deal: if they are able to solve twelve tasks that he selected, he will hand over the Roman empire to them. If not, they have to submit. Written by Michael Zink

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Twelve mighty tasks to prove the Gauls are gods or mortals!


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17 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Near the end of the movie you can notice the sign "Via Asterixa" (this is a reference to Roman road "Via Latina"). See more »

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Julius Caesar: Brutus, stop playing with that knife. You'll end up hurting someone.
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10 August 2010 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

The best Asterix film at the time of its release and certainly one of the best overall. "Twelve Tasks" was always a favorite of mine and watching it now, close to 20 years later, it's still as funny and imaginative as it ever was.

As an Asterix movie it's a bit of an anomaly. It isn't based on any of the comic-books (are they graphic novels?) and doesn't follow any of the continuity or logic of any of the other stories. But since it's by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo themselves you could hardly call it unofficial.

Julius Caesar calls a truce with the village and says that Gaul can rule Rome if they can win Twelve impossible tasks in the vein of Hercules a few thousand years ago. If they fail, they must surrender to Caesar. But with Asterix and Obelix as their chosen champions do you really think they will fail? The plot lends itself to lots of visual humor and irreverent satire. How can a kid's animated movie have this much depth and wit and still be relatively unknown in the wider world of Toy Stories and Ups? It's insane.

Definitely a great treat for Asterix fans and the perfect way to introduce new people to the franchise.


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