After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that fear actually makes the villagers fly. They decide to chase the champion of fear in Gaul to learn how to fly and make them invincible warriors. Meanwhile, the nephew of Vitalstatistix, Justforkix, is sent from Parisium to the Gaulish village to become a man and Asterix and Obelix are assigned to train the youngster. The stupid son of Cryptograf, Olaf, listens to a conversation of the coward Justforkix with Asterix and Obelix and kidnaps him. While returning to the Viking village, Justforkix meets Abba, the daughter of Timandahaf, and they fall in love for each other. But the Machiavellian and ambitious Cryptograf plan to marry his son Olaf with Abba and become powerful. In the end, Asterix realizes that it is not fear that gives wings, it is love. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The movie is base on the book "Asterix and the Normans" however it extends the plot and uses elements from some other books, notably "Asterix and the Great Crossing" - such us the viking party scene and the joke about Obelix supply, while the scene when Asterix and Obelix dress up as vikings "Asteraf and Obelaf" with Obelix who can't stop laughing about it, resembles the scene from Asterix and the Goths when the duo dress up as Romans "Asterus" and "Obelus". See more
When Asterix is going on Vikings pursuit, in one sequence he already has the magic potion that he will receive few moments later. See more
So, uh, when are you gonna talk to your father about setting me free?
As soon as you teach me to fly!
Uh... yeah, about that. I was just... wondering... what's your policy on people who... promise something and then can't... deliver on it?
Oh, you mean a liar? Look up there.
[Gestures with her head
[Justforkix looks up and sees a skeleton imbedded in the ice, an axe in it's skull
Aaah! What is *that?*
The last guy who lied to me. Daddy took care of him.
S-so how about three o'clock Tuesday for ...
The rolling credits are accompanied by rock cryptograms on which the Vikings and the Gauls are depicted. See more
Coming Up For Air
Performed by Storm Lee
Written by Jess Cates and Guy Zabka
Still Working Music Right Bank Music Inc represented in France by Sony
ATM Music Publishing France/XIII Bis Music
Drums: Steve Ferrone
Bass: Jorgen Carlsson
Guitars: Steve Postell
, Cyril Tarquiny
Guitar/keyboards: Walter Turbitt, John Jones
Sound Engineers: John Jones, Walter Turbitt
Production: Walter Turbitt for Right Bank Productions
Recorded at Sound Surfer Studios in Malibu (California) and at Studio Everglad, Paris
Protools editing: Francois Gauthier
Mixed by Stéphane Levy
and Quentin Bachelet
for Everclad Prod, Studio Mega
Coordination: Fabrice Orlando for Everglad Prod.
Executive producer Stéphane Bombet
for Right Bank Productions
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