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Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)
"Astérix aux jeux olympiques" (original title)

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Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

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Alafolix
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Mordicus
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Pasunmotdeplus (as Michael Bully Herbig)
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Jérôme Le Banner ...
Claudius Cornedurus (as Jerôme Le Banner)
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Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

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Also Known As:

Asteriks na Olimpijadi  »

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There is a scene where Obelix (played by Gérard Depardieu) hides in the bushes and tells Alafolix what to say when speaking to Princess Irina. This is an obvious reference to Cyrano de Bergerac (1990). The title character in Cyrano was also played by Depardieu. See more »

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Pasunmotdeplus is a mute because Brutus cut out his tongue. Yet in the scene where it first looks like he's singing 'O solo mio', you can clearly see his tongue. See more »

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References The Leopard (1963) See more »

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Ne touchez plus Astérix, sales idiots! :@
29 January 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Rarely I do feel so outraged, but this piece of mindless images-in-motion is positively a sacrilege. NOTHING remains of the bright and snappy Humor of Gosciny and Uderzo. The ONLY puns worth a half-smile are the meta-movie ones: Alain Delon mentioning guepards, samurais, Rocco's brothers and the Sicilians' clan, or Schumacher running in the race with a Ferrari battle-car - but even these are obsolete, old-fashioned and excessive. Further, the humor is admirable, sublime we can say, but totally amiss. ALL the gags are forced, painfully slow, grotesquely overdone. The script is an absolute mess - no convincing story-line, no dramatic structure, no sense of rhythm (all these being capital errors when doing a comedy; even more so, for such a difficult and ambitious comedy as Astérix: absurd, fantastic, cunningly warping history, childish in an intelligent way). All in all, as other comments rightly stated, this film-lenght is the worst of all three: definitely slow, much too long, outright boring and worse than amateurish - it's DILETTANTE! If you loved Astérix, avoid it - it will incense you. If you don't know the Gaul hero, avoid it harder - it will unfairly compromise him forever in your eyes. The ONLY Astérix remains the one in the toons and comic books.


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