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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 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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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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Enjoyable cartoon movie with original story featured by ours immortals heroes
24 March 2006 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

vThe year is 50 Bc. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Roman. Well,not entirely..One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps . In the village are our friends : ¨Asterix¨,the hero of this adventure,he's a shrewd , cunning little warrior ,all perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him.¨Obelix¨ his inseparable friend,he's a menhir delivery-man by trade and addicted to wild boar,he's always ready to drop everything and go off on a new adventure with Asterix,so long as there's wild boar to eat, and plenty of fighting.¨Panoramix¨,the venerable village druid,gathers mistletoe and brews magic potions,his speciality is the potion which gives the drinker superhuman strength although also has other recipes up his sleeve.¨Abraracurcix¨,the chief of the tribe,majestic,brave and hot-tempered,the old warrior is respected by his enemies,he has only one fear,he's afraid the sky may fall on his head tomorrow,but as he always says,'Tomorrow never comes'. And of course ¨Cacofonix¨,the Bard,opinion is divided as to his musical gifts,he thinks he's a genius,everyone else thinks he's unspeakable,but so long as he doesn't speak,let alone sing,everybody likes him..... The film concerns about Julius Caesar who offers the Gauls a covenant ,they must prove which they're Gods by making twelve extremely difficult works, similar to 12 works of Hercules which are the following: vanquished to the Amazonas,captured wild boar and bull of island of Crete,killed the Hydra,swept the stable of Ujias,murdered to Gerion and Diomedes,took apples of garden of Hesperides,won a race against the clock to a deer,strangled to Lion of Nemea,shot arrows to birds of lake Stinfano,got out at Teseo of the inferno. Asterix and Obelix will must be able resolve twelve similar tasks that Caesar chose and if the fail they will converted slaves and the Gauls village will hand over the Roman empire to them . Between the dangerous missions our friends must suffer are the followings : the fighting a winner javelin thrower and against a judo-man, the lures of mermaids , taking a celestial challenge with a God, combating a ghosts army, the crossing an invisible bridge and confronting public officials with a extremely critic to the bureaucracy ,among others. The picture will appeal to Asterix and Obelix comic-books fans.


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