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?
This and "Asterix and the big fight" (the version without the narrator) are the only two Asterix movies where the Obelix back story - he fell into the magic potion as a baby and it made him invincible - is not mentioned. See more
When Goudurix saves Abba from the canyon, the sky is dark and cloudy. The moment after, it is clear and sunny. See more
[the pair are in a line to get into the Viking party; Obelix is laughing at the Viking names being read off the roster
Asterix! All their names end in "af"!
[the Viking bellhop looks at them suspiciously
Uh... actually, my name is, uh, Asteraf, Obelaf!
[doubled over, laughing
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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