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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 ...
Le vénérable du sommet (voice)
Henri Virlojeux ...
Panoramix / Iris (voice)
Nicole Vervil ...
(voice)
Jacques Hilling ...
(voice)
Henri Poirier ...
(voice)
Mary Mongourdin ...
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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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During his introduction scene Asterix says "Hello" in various languages (English, Japanese, German etc.) while the flags of the countries are shown. As the flags of France appear Asterix makes a rooster-like sound. This is a reference to the fact that the rooster is a national symbol of France. See more »

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Julius Caesar: Brutus, stop playing with that knife. You'll end up hurting someone.
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Still makes me laugh after twenty years
23 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was one of the first films I actually remember watching and I had already read a few of the comics and loved them. Recently I found my parents still had the video and watched it again. And I still loved it. Brief summary, after yet another defeat by the indomitable Gauls, Caeser decides that the only reason for this is that the Gauls are Gods and sets out twelve tasks to prove this. Asterix and Obelix are selected to perform the tasks with hilarious consequences.

Although a non original story unlike the other Asterix films this film brilliantly captures the charm and the humour of the comics. With jokes about the ancient world and the modern day (the take on bureaucracy is side splitting), coming up with a few modern inventions on the way and a musical number thrown into the middle you won't keep a straight face throughout.

Admittedly compared to recent animation this film doesn't look or sound as good as it might but it was made on a low budget 30 years ago. It's still funny and the visual gags still work. Plus you can use it to teach kids the twelve tasks of Hercules.


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