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Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008) More at IMDbPro »Astérix aux jeux olympiques (original title)

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Release Date:
25 January 2008 (Poland) See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Gérard Depardieu ... Obélix

Clovis Cornillac ... Astérix

Benoît Poelvoorde ... Brutus

Alain Delon ... Jules Cesar

Vanessa Hessler ... Princesse Irina

Franck Dubosc ... Assurancetourix

José Garcia ... Couverdepus

Stéphane Rousseau ... Alafolix

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Panoramix

Elie Semoun ... Omega
Alexandre Astier ... Mordicus

Santiago Segura ... Docteurmabus

Michael Herbig ... Pasunmotdeplus (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Bouli Lanners ... Samagas
Jérôme Le Banner ... Claudius Cornedurus (as Jerôme Le Banner)

Jamel Debbouze ... Numérobis
Luca Bizzarri ... Alpha

Adriana Karembeu ... Mme Agecanonix
Paolo Kessisoglu ... Beta
Sim ... Agecanonix

Nathan Jones ... Humungus

Mónica Cruz ... Esmeralda

Michael Schumacher ... Schumix
Jean Todt ... Le patron de Shumix
Zinédine Zidane ... Numérodis
Tony Parker ... Tonus Parker
Amélie Mauresmo ... Amélix
Patrice Thibaud ... L'Entraineur
Farid Khider ... Lanceur Javelot Grec
Vincent Moscato ... Le lutteur Goth

Stéphane De Groodt ... Numéric

Dany Brillant ... Gouteur miroir
Elric Thomas ... Abraracourcix (as Eric Thomas)
Francis Lalanne ... Lalanix
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Castaldus (as Jean Pierre Castaldi)
Enrico Brignano ... Commentateur Sportif
Eduardo Gomez ... Cétautomatix
Eduardo MacGregor ... Un Druide (as Eduardo Mac Gregor)
Arsène Mosca ... Secrétaire du Roi
Delphine Depardieu ... Servante Irina
Dorothée Jemma ... Bonemine

Mouloud Achour ... Mouloudus
Mustapha El Atrassi ... Soldat Romain 1

Rachid Bouchareb ... Athlète Égyptien
Jean-Christophe Barc ... Civil Grec 1 (as Jean Christophe Barc)
Chouki Gtari ... Escorte Numerobis (as Choukki Gtari)
P. Ardura ... Commissaire de Course

Christophe de Choisy ... Athlète Flamme (as Christophe Boyer de Choisy)
Ludovic Bauer ... Prétorien 1
Michel Berre ... Centurion
Javier Cidoncha ... 3ème Enfant Gaulois
Cyril Corral ... Légionnaire Grec Site
Momo Debbouze ... Secrétaire Numérobis (as Mohamed Debbouze)
Laurent Devaux ... Prétorien 3

Frédéric Forestier ... Légionnaire Romain 1 Site (as Frederic Forestier)
Tony Gaultier ... Ordralphabetix
S. Guabintani ... Marchand Site 2
Aaron Kirman ... Un Athlète Romain (as Aron Kirman)
Bernard Lopez ... Un Gaulois
A. Lora ... Contremaitre Galère
Íñigo Navares ... 6ème Enfant Gaulois (as Inigo Navares Candela)
Malek Oudjail ... Marchand Site 1 (as M. Oudjail)
Yann Palleiro ... Prétorien 2
R. Peralta ... Fauconnier
Micha Rivault ... Légionnaire 2 Camp Brutus
Romain Tideschini ... Patafix
Luis Valdivieso Capell ... Nésousix
Christophe Vassort ... Légionnaire Palissade
Pierre Tchernia ... Narrateur (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David M. Antón ... A romain / Un domestique (uncredited)
Lucia De La Guía ... Goda (uncredited)

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Un druide (uncredited)
Paco Escribano ... Roman (uncredited)
Anabel Mateu ... Maid (uncredited)
Roland Menou ... (uncredited)
Michail Krasnoborov Redwood ... Moveric-Ferrari (uncredited)

Directed by
Frédéric Forestier 
Thomas Langmann 
 
Writing credits
René Goscinny (comic book) &
Albert Uderzo (comic book)

Thomas Langmann (screenplay) and
Olivier Dazat (screenplay) and
Alexandre Charlot (screenplay) and
Franck Magnier (screenplay)

Alexandre Charlot (adaptation and dialogue) and
Franck Magnier (adaptation and dialogue) and
Thomas Langmann (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Manon Baudoin .... assistant producer
Jeremy Burdek .... co-producer
Maya Carillon .... assistant producer
Krishnan Jay .... line producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... co-producer
Thomas Langmann .... producer
Jérôme Lateur .... executive producer
Antonio Mansilla .... associate producer
Emmanuel Montamat .... associate producer
Jean-Louis Monthieux .... line producer (as Jean-Lou Monthieux)
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer
Jérôme Seydoux .... producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Frédéric Talgorn 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
 
Film Editing by
Yannick Kergoat 
Vincent Tabaillon 
 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou 
 
Production Design by
Aline Bonetto 
 
Costume Design by
Madeline Fontaine 
 
Makeup Department
Bilytis Barabas .... stagair make-up
Vicen Beti .... assistant hairstylist
Jeremy Caravita .... special makeup effects artist (as Jérémy B. Caravita)
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Selmo del Campo .... assistant hair stylist
Erika García .... hair stylist
Jesús García .... assistant makeup artist
Mélanie Gerbeau-Lainé .... hair stylist (as Mélanie Gerbeaux)
Mathieu Gueracague .... hair stylist
Mathilde Humeau .... makeup artist
Nieto San Millan Judith .... hair stylist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Iñaki Maestre .... assistant makeup artist
Corinne Maillard .... key makeup artist
Natalia Montoya .... temporary hair stylist
Anne Moralis .... hair stylist
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Yuraima Morcillo .... hair department: second unit
Diana Ortiz .... additional makeup artist
Miriam Pintado .... assistant hair stylist
Saray Rodríguez .... additional makeup artist
Ignasi Ruiz .... hair stylist
Leticia Ruiz .... makeup artist
Miguel Santos .... key hair stylist
Miguel Sesé Guillot .... makeup artist
Amparo Sánchez .... hair stylist
Esther Tomás .... makeup artist
Mariona Trias .... assistant makeup artist (as Mariona Trias i Campani)
Jacques-Olivier Molon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Pablo Barinaga .... assistant production manager: second unit
Yousaf Bokhari .... unit production manager
Sylvain Bouladoux .... unit production manager
Aurélien Brie .... extra assistant unit manager
Jean-Marc Deschamps .... unit production manager
Sergio Díaz .... assistant production manager
Verónica Díaz .... assistant manager
Damien Gayrard .... assistant unit manager: retake
Samantha Grange .... assistant unit manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Frank Mettre .... post-production supervisor
Alain Mougenot .... unit production manager
Jean-Patrick Nourricier .... assistant unit manager: retake
Toni Novella .... production manager
Axier Pérez .... assistant unit manager
Federico Rozadillas .... assistant production manager
Robin Welch .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cristina Vergara Catherineau .... third assistant director
Arnaud Esterez .... first assistant director
Carlos Gil .... second unit director
Juan José López Angosse .... second assistant director: second unit
Virginia Maillo .... trainee assistant director
Jessica Palud .... second second assistant director
Koke Riera .... third assistant director: second unit
Philippe Robert .... second unit director
Mari Franç Torres .... third assistant director
Christophe Vassort .... first assistant director
Bruno Velasco .... third assistant director
Marie Weinberger .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Monica Alberte .... assistant art director
Lilith Bekmezian .... assistant art director
Bertrand Clercq-Roques .... assistant art director (as Bertrand Clerq-Roques)
Arnaud Denis .... sculptor
Franck Gies .... carpenter
Mathieu Junot .... assistant art director
Sergio Kolomiyets .... assistant props
Serge Le Puil .... property buyer (as Serge Le Puyl)
Thomas Mansencal .... digital artist
Franck Miniconi .... head painter
Manuel Mougin .... property master
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
Cyndi Nello .... art department assistant
Carlos Zaragoza .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
David Arnold .... adr recordist
Mark Benson .... dialogue editor (english version)
Mélanie Blouin .... assistant sound editor
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Guadalupe Cassius .... foley editor
Juan Ramon Castaño .... sound assistant
Gurwal Coïc-Gallas .... sound editor
Toni Di Rocco .... sound mix technician
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Carl Goetgheluck .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean Goudier .... supervising sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Micki Joanni .... synchron editor
Fabien Kharat .... boom operator
Fabien Kharat .... sound assistant
Michel Kharat .... sound mixer
Florian Penot .... assistant foley artist
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Caroline Reynaud .... assistant dialogue editor
Maxime Saleix .... sound recordist
Santiago Serra .... sound recordist (second unit)
 
Special Effects by
Daphnee Beaulieux .... special effects makeup
Jeremy Caravita .... makeup effects artist (as Jérémy B. Caravita)
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects assistant
Ganael Chevallier .... special effects
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects supervisor
Carlos Ferrández Hernández .... special effects technician
Denis Gastou .... special effects makeup
Carlos Martín .... special effects technician
Pedro Moreno .... special effects technician
Michail Krasnoborov Redwood .... special effects
Romain Rosier .... special effects coordinator
Erwan Simon .... special effects makeup
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Nasser Abo .... visual effects artist
Herve Anceau .... visual effects
Vadim Androussoff .... digital compositor
Hugo Arcier .... digital effects artist
Thierry Ardiller .... digital compositor
Jérôme Arthuis .... pictorial supervisor
François-Xavier Aubague .... visual effects producer
Stephanie Aubriot .... digital effects artist
Guillaume Barlier .... character technical director
Erwann Baudet .... digital effects artist
Romain Bavent .... digital effects artist: BUF
Saïdou Bernabé .... digital effects artist
Jerome Billet .... digital matte painting supervisor
Gerald Blaise .... digital effects artist
Guy Gerard Blanc .... matte painter
Alexandre Bon .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Fabrice Bon .... digital effects artist
Benoit Bonachera .... visual effects artist
Axel Bonami .... compositing sequence supervisor
Nicolas Borens .... digital compositor
Franck Boutry .... digital effects artist
Emilien Breuillier .... digital artist (as Breuillier Emilien)
Stephanie Broussaud .... Lustre assistant
Thibault Bunoust .... digital effects artist
Florent Cadel .... visual effects supervisor
Emmanuelle Carlier .... visual effects coordinator
Eric Carme .... visual effects artist
Guillaume Carniato .... digital compositor: DUBOI
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor: Duboi
Marie Celaya .... animator
Anthony Charbonnier .... additional roto artist
Fabien Charbonnier .... system administrator: BUF
Matthieu Chatelier .... digital compositor
Bastien Chauvet .... pre-visualization technical artist: L'EST
Florian Chauvet .... In/Out coordinator: Mikros Image
Julien Cohen Bengio .... research and development
Jean-Denis Coindre .... digital matte painter
Brice Colinet .... visual effects coordinator
Jean-Nicolas Costa .... digital compositor
Alexia Cui .... digital compositor
Nicolas Daniel .... data manager
Natalène Darfeuille .... visual effects production assistant
Ludovic Davidian .... visual effects artist: Duran Duboi
Benoit De Longlee .... lead cg artist
Bertrand de Saint Seine .... end titles
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects coordinator
Damien Delrue .... visual effects
Bert Deruyck .... digital compositor
Antoine Deschamps .... digital artist
Julien Dias .... senior compositor
Stephane Dittoo .... compositing supervisor
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects coordinator: L'EST
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Christophe Duflaut .... digital compositor: Duran Duboi
Nicolas Dumay .... visual effects artist
Elayaraja .... production coordinator: visual effects
Aurelien Faure .... visual effects
Sébastien Fernandez .... digital artist
Audrey Ferrara .... digital effects artist: BUF
Mathieu Foucher .... digital effects artist: BUF
Arnaud Fouquet .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Frederic Fourier .... digital effects artist: BUF
David François .... digital compositor
Marion Frelat .... visual effects coordinator
Nicolas Gauthier .... digital artist: BUF
Pierre Genin .... digital effects supervisor
Carine Gillet .... digital artist
Mickael Girod .... digital effects artist
Pascal Giroux .... visual effects producer
Geoffroy Givry .... digital compositor
Guillaume Glachant .... digital effects artist: BUF
Yoel Godo .... CG artist: BUF Compagnie
Cristina Gomes .... digital effects artist: BUF
David Gourmaud .... visual effects editor
Gilles Graziano .... matte painter
Jeremy Guetta .... video operator
Desbois Guillaume .... visual effects
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
Nicolas Guiraud .... visual effects artist
Amélie Guyot .... matchmover
K.V. Hariharan .... senior compositor
Laurent Herveic .... digital artist
Tristan Hocquet .... digital effects artist
Nicolas Jambois .... digital effect artist: BUF
Gregory Jennings .... visual effects artist
Wulff Jeremy .... digital compositor
Jérémy Justice .... flame artist
Jean-Louis Kalifa .... digital artist
Ramesh Karthikeyan .... senior compositor
Nicolas Kermel .... digital artist
Pacini Kevin .... editor: visual effects
Audrey Kleinclaus .... visual effects coordinator: L'EST
Leandre Lagrange .... digital artist
Aurelie Lajoux .... senior compositor
Alain Lalanne .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Yann Larochette .... digital compositor
Maxime Laurent .... digital compositor
Yann Le Corre .... cg artist
Fabien Le Gal .... digital effects artist (as Fabien Legal)
Guillaume Le Gouez .... digital compositor
David Lebrun .... digital artist
Romain Leclerc .... digital effects artist
Vincent Lemaire .... animator
Jean Sebastien Leroux .... visual effects artist
Jeremie Leroux .... visual effects supervisor: Duboi
Natasha Leroux .... digital effects artist: BUF
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist
François Lorain .... digital artist
Adrien Lourdelle .... pre-visualization technical artist
Elodie Ly Tri .... retouch and restoration
Nicolas Maillard .... visual effects
Antoine Marbach .... visual effects coordinator
Olivier Marci .... digital artist
Jérôme Martinez .... digital artist
Peregrine McCafferty .... matchmove artist
Frederic Medioni .... tracking artist
Julien Meesters .... head of VFX studio
Tim Mendler .... movematcher
Perrine Michel .... digital compositor
Sandra Millon .... visual effects coordinator
Matthieu Molina .... digital effects artist
Selim Mondzie .... visual effects artist
Tom Mulder .... grader
Hugues Namur .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Stephane Naze .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Catherine Nelson .... digital compositor
Thierry Noguera .... digital effects artist: BUF
Cyril Nouaille .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Loris Paillier .... sequence supervisor
Loris Paillier .... visual effects
Cecile Peltier .... senior compositor
Carlos Perona .... digital artist
Frank Petit .... digital compositor
Benoit Philippon .... digital compositor
Cyril Pichard .... research & development
Joel Pinto .... digital compositor
Hannibal Poenaru .... digital artist
Olivier Puechberty .... matte painter
Christian Rajaud .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Siddharthan Raman .... roto/compositor
Nicolas Rey .... co-visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Romain Rico .... cg artist
Nicolas Rigaud .... digital compositor
Ghislain Rio .... digital compositor
Philippe Robert .... special visual effects consultant
Sébastien Rossi .... visual effects
Julien Rousseau .... digital compositor
Isabelle Roussel .... digital compositor
Aurore Rousset .... animator
Stefan Rycken .... visual effects supervisor
Etienne Salançon .... digital compositor
Michel Samreth .... digital artist: BUF
Roman Schmidt .... visual effects
Vijay Selvam .... digital compositor
Adeline Simon .... digital compositor
Christian Simon .... digital compositor
Vanesse Simon .... visual effects producer: BUF
Ashok Smith .... senior compositor
Hugues Ssosse .... lighting artist
Kosmas Stergiou .... compositor: lead
Damien Stumpf .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Séguin .... compositor
Mikael Tanguy .... compositing sequence supervisor
Mikael Tanguy .... digital compositor
Sebastien Terme .... visual effects
Guillaume Thimus .... movematcher
Arnaud Tisseyre .... CG artist: BUF
Christian Tomikowski .... digital compositor
Audrey Tondre .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Georges Tornero .... visual effects coordinator
Malek Touzani .... animator
Sathishkumar Vadivelu .... digital compositor
Edouard Valton .... visual effects producer: Duboi
Geordie Vandendaele .... animator: BUF
Mathieu Vavril .... visual effects: BUF
Olivier Veau .... digital compositor
Zhipeng Xing .... digital effects artist: BUF
Salvador Zalvidea .... digital compositor
Francois Zarroca .... cg supervisor
Christophe Zito .... digital effects artist: BUF
Raphael Zito .... visual effects artist
Veronique Zylberfain .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Luis Miguel Arranz .... stunts
Jean Brucy .... stunt driver
Rémi Canaple .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunts wire effects
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts
Kevin Cauderlier .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Ricardo Cruz .... action coordinator
Yan Dron .... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut .... stunt driver
Eduardo Gago Muñoz .... stunt double: Benoît Poelvoorde (stunt double: Benoît Poelvoorde)
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt double
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt driver
Inocencio Losada .... stunts
Juan Antonio López .... stunts
John Medalin .... stunt performer
Juan Diego Montoya .... stunts
José Antonio Oña Sánchez .... assistant stunt coordinator
Peter Pedrero .... stunts
Sebastian Pereira .... stunt double (Sebastian Pereira)
Pascal Roblin .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Abomnes .... assistant camera
Jean-Paul Agostini .... camera operator
Loïc Andrieu .... Steadicam operator
Igor Andrés .... video assistant
Stéphane Birzin .... grip
Bruno Calvo .... still photographer
Roberto Campos .... genny operator
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Roland de Middel .... second assistant camera
Jean-Marie Delorme .... assistant camera
Benoit Dentan .... aerial camera operator
Bertrand Etienne .... assistant camera
Jesús Fernández Santa .... grip (as Jesús Fernández)
Roberto Fernández .... first assistant camera
Ximo Ferrández .... second assistant camera
Olivier Hermant .... key grip: reshoot
Eléonore Huisse .... additional second assistant camera
Ígor Iglesias .... video assist
Aurélien Landreau .... additional electrician
Maud Lemaistre .... additional second assistant camera
Laurent Martin .... grip
Fernando Matas .... second assistant camera
Vincent Muller .... cinematographer: second unit
Charlet Recors .... aerial cameraman
Cristina Rodríguez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel Sánchez .... video assistant
 
Animation Department
Katarina Djordjevic .... character modeller
Jean-Charles Laurent .... animator
 
Casting Department
Mirta Guarnaschelli .... casting
Mamen Moya .... extras casting
Pilar Moya .... extras casting assistant
Marc Robert .... casting assistant
Ana Sanz .... casting
Yolanda Urquiza .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loïc Barnier .... costumer
Nuria Barrio .... costume assistant
Emma Bellocq .... costume supervisor
Emma Bellocq .... wardrobe
Eva Fervenza .... costume assistant
Roberto González .... costume assistant
Sabine Knocke .... costumer
Valérie Le Hello .... wardrobe
Genoveva Leco .... assistant costume designer
Chloé Lesueur .... dresser
Chloé Lesueur .... set costumer
Olivier Ligen .... design illustrator
Bruce Lignerat .... wardrobe
Camille chandeze Longuepee .... coloration & patinas
Elisabeth Martirena .... break down artist
Raúl Ramos .... costume assistant
Carlos Sanroma .... wardrobe
Lorena Álvarez .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Stephanie Broussaud .... digital intermediate editor
Thibaut Damade .... assistant editor
Milton Font .... second assistant editor
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Fabien Perniceni .... editing supporter
 
Music Department
Yann Arnaud .... music recording engineer
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Nicolas Duport .... music mixer
Alain Féat .... music editor
Elise Luguern .... music production supervisor
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
Jake Walker .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Juan Aracil .... production driver
Mari Arnedo .... transportation coordinator
Benko Benkov .... driver
Frederic Fabrega .... driver
Richard Fábrega .... driver: cast
Luis Gamazo .... transportation co-captain
Francisco Rojo Villada .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Franziska An der Gassen .... assistant production executive (as Franziska-Marie Reinhardt)
Carlos Ayesa .... production accountant
Aude Boedec .... VIP cast and producers coordinator
Reza Boirahmady .... location manager
Thomas Capelle .... r&d engineer
Sylvie Chevereau-Marchais .... general production administrator
Sylvie Coen .... general counsel
Charlotte Corrigan .... assistant to production manager
Ricardo Cruz .... horse master
Bernard de Choisy .... collaboration
Marie Ducret .... script supervisor: second unit
Marta Gila .... production trainee
Marie Guillon .... administratrice de production
Nicole Heitzmann .... cost controller
Marina Hernando .... production assistant (as Marina H. Molini)
Hugo Jeuffrault .... production assistant
Monika Klich .... crowd control
Antía León Castro .... production runner
Cecilia Maric .... script supervisor: second unit
Frédéric Mauss .... production assistant
Declan May .... english version
Audrey Mery .... production coordinator
Martin Metz .... production executive
Isabelle Neron .... office trainee
Hernan Ortiz .... horse master
Ana Palacios .... crowd payroll accountant
Saray Perez .... assistant accountant
Luc Poullain .... helicopter pilot: camera
Gemma Rawsthorne .... assistant accountant
Gaëlle-Anne Salin .... assistant production administrator (as Gaëlle-Anne Salin-Montagne)
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Gregoire Thomas .... production intern
Sylvie Uderzo .... collaboration
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... production legal
Anne Wermelinger .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Astérix aux jeux olympiques" - France (original title)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Rocco and His Brothers (1960)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The first was made by an old-school director, the second by a fan, the third, by businessmen..., 16 May 2016
Author: ElMaruecan82 from France

René Goscinny's untimely passing in 1977 left a vivid interrogation mark on the future of his most iconic creation: Astérix, the little Gaul. Yet Albert Uderzo, the drawer, took the challenge and managed, for at least two decades, to remain respectful to the witty, comical and slightly satirical tone of the first albums. Of course, here and there, he injected some fantasy or romance, but the humor did justice to the legacy of the great Goscinny and never caused any concerns.

It's not until the dreadful "All at Sea" in 1996 that some signs of, pardon me, senile over-inspiration, alerted the fans. It started with the Atlantis Island and that horrific sight of a flying cow, it was followed, five years later, by another story featuring Asterix and Obelix' mothers attempting to marry their bachelor kids… but even those were nothing compared to the deathblow of 2005, the last album drawn by Uderzo, daring to mix Astérix with Sci-fi. The title was "The Falling Sky", reading it, I felt like the sky actually fell on poor Uderzo.

The relationship between Uderzo and Astérix became as problematic as when a troubled parent has the custody, and to understand the horrid disaster of "Astérix at the Olympic Games", one must consider the context of its making. Basically, the third live-action adaptation was one of the most anticipated projects of French Cinema, especially after the success of the hilarious "Mission Cleopatra". "Chorus" director Gérard Jugnot wanted to pay his tribute to his childhood hero and the movie was planned to be based on "Astérix in Hispania".

However, Uderzo dismissed a script that, according to him, didn't respect the spirit of Astérix. The man who was just preparing an album that would make the late Goscinny roll over his grave, who despised "Mission Cleopatra", sealed the fate of a promising project. I would hate to think that Uderzo, who co-created Astérix, would be the least capable person to judge the quality of an adaptation, didn't he love, after all, the magnificent "Mansion of the Gods" in 2014? Uderzo probably refused the script, out of fear that it would interfere with the release of "The Falling Sky" and "Asterix and the Vikings". It was nothing personal, but strictly business.

And indeed, when you see "Astérix at the Olympic Games", you don't think of it as the work of a fan, but of businessmen. Claude Berri, who produced the first films, let his son Thomas Langmann taking over the ambitious project, and invest millions of euros to make an international blockbuster. Clavier was replaced by Clovis Cornillac, Depardieu would still be Obelix and Jean-Pierre Cassel, in his last role, was a rather weak and invisible Getafix. The rest of the cast featured bankable stars: Alain Delon, comedians Benoit Poelvorde, Elie Semoun, Franck Dubosc and Alexandre Astier, and so many cameos they became the rules rather than the exceptions.

Still, the most disconcerting aspect of the casting is Canadian comedian Stéphane Rousseau as a Gaul named Alafolix, in love with a Greek princess, I say 'surprising' because this has nothing to do with the album, yet it works as the set-up of the film: to marry the princess whatever-her-name-is-and-who-cares, Alafolix must win the Olympic Games over his greatest rival: Brutus. Astérix and Obélix are almost relegated to secondary roles just like in the 'Vikings' film. Again, romance ruins everything. Check all the previous attempts, Justforkix and Abba, Obelix with the Native girl or Falbala in the first live-action film, and even "Asterix vs. Caesar" to some extent, romance never fits with Astérix and just slows down the action.

But "Olympic" takes the cake as the romance isn't part of the original album, and involves two characters who don't even belong to the series. It's dull and boring and only redeemed by the sight of beautiful Vanessa Hessler and Poelvorde's funny performance as Brutus. Well he manages to grab a few laughs although some attempts are so intelligence-insulting that you're wondering if the gags that work aren't accidental. It starts with the falcon whose landing on Brutus' arm is so "brutal" he's thrown from the saddle, okay… then he sees Princess and recites a poem. The lyrics are an excerpt from a famous French hit song. The gag works for a few seconds until the unforgivable mistake where he actually sings the original song, which totally ruins the joke.

A similar gag occurs when we first meet Caesar, Delon delivers a tirade full of references to his previous films, the first reference is fun, the second can pass, at three, it gets redundant, at the fifth one, you just want to shout "stop, this is embarrassing!". Delon is not even playing Caesar but a Caesar version of Delon, which is not funny, since this is the most predictable cliché about him, not to mention the running gag of Brutus' assassination attempts, which, despite some funny ones, confine to a level of absurdity totally discrediting Caesar's intelligence. If that's the joke, it's not even funny. And this is actually symptomatic of the film's problem, the script was written according to the stars, they are the references, the story is secondary.

So secondary that after an overdose of CGI-driven lousy effects, movies references, and cringe-worthy performances, the film's conclusion gratifies us with an extra ten minutes featuring a cameo of Jamel Debbouze and Adriana Karembeu, then Zidane and Tony Parker showcasing their skills. The only interesting jokes came from Alexandre Astier as Centurio Mordicus and it's interesting that Wikipedia mentions he wrote his lines, as to justify this oasis of brilliance in a desert of mediocrity. Later, Astier would write the greatest adaptation of Asterix since Chabat's, "The Mansion of the Gods" making us forget about that dreadful adaptation.

"Asterix at the Olympic Games" shows how far cinema can go when poisoned by business, it's almost ironic that it has to be a Sports-themed film.

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