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Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Astérix & Obélix contre César (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 14 July 2000 (USA)
Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... Astérix
Gérard Depardieu ... Obélix
Roberto Benigni ... Lucius Detritus
Michel Galabru ... Abraracourcix
Claude Piéplu ... Panoramix
Daniel Prévost ... Prolix
Pierre Palmade Pierre Palmade ... Assurancetourix
Laetitia Casta ... Falbala
Arielle Dombasle ... Mme Agecanonix
Sim ... Agecanonix
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Bonnemine
Gottfried John ... Jules César
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Caius Bonus
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Cetautomatix
Jean-Jacques Devaux Jean-Jacques Devaux ... Ordralfabetix
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Storyline

The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius Caesar himself comes to the place to see what's so special about their resistance. A special magic potion, prepared by the village's druid, gives incredible power to those who drink it. And Obelix, who fell into the pot as a child has been invincible ever since. With the help of Tullius Destructivus, an intrigeur, the Romans try to get Obelix and the druid into their hands in order to wipe the little village off the map, when the last potion of it's stock has been used up. But each individual also has some plans of his own... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Taglines:

The Gauls are revolting!


Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

14 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF274,620,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$304,245, 6 June 1999

Gross USA:

$1,541,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,632,567
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the pit-scene the extras had to scream and cheer like crazy. At first the crew couldn't get the people to be loud and wild enough. Then the director decided to split them up in two groups. Fans of adverse German soccer teams were put up against each other. It worked. The extras went berserk from then on. See more »

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Most Roman legionaries are wearing iron helmets and plate armor (lorica segmentata or lorica laminata), which in the time of Julius Caesar were not used by the Roman army yet. Roman soldiers in the Gallic War mainly wore simple bronze helmets and chain-mail armor. See more »

Quotes

Astérix: Look - the Man in the Iron Mask!
Obélix: Have they written that yet?
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This movie is dedicated to René Goscinny See more »

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Captures the Flavour of Astérix
19 December 2001 | by Clive-SilasSee all my reviews

At the end of the day it's not a film for introducing one's kids to Astérix - buy the comic books for that. It's more a capture of the flavour of the Astérix books for those of us adults who remember them with affection, and who consequently aren't concerned overly with details of plot or characterisation. In fact Astérix and Obélix are woefully under-characterised from the start of the film. If you don't know that Obélix's trade is in quarrying menhirs, then the joke about the heart-shaped menhir for Panacea (Laetitia Casta) is likely to fall flat. But those of us who know and love the characters already are going to enjoy it.

One reason for not showing it to your kids would be that there is the occasional crudity in the language - in my view utterly unnecessary, and against the practice of the comic books - at least the English translations of same.

One of the joys of the English translations of the books was the pains taken by the translators to include jokes specifically for the English, particularly in character's names, eg the chief is called VitalStatistix, the druid is called GetAFix, Caius Bonus becomes Crismus Bonus, etc. Terry Jones has happily continued this tradition, although it's a shame that he didn't do more, as it seems to me that movie script rather emphasised silly japes and slapstick over the wonderful wit of the comic books.

Dèpardieu is an absolute revelation as Obélix (and in the English version, splendidly dubbed by Terry Jones himself).


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