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Asterix the Gaul (1967)

Astérix le Gaulois (original title)
Gaul invaded! Asterix must save the Druid Getafix from the Romans.

Director:

Ray Goossens

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic), Albert Uderzo (comic) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Roger Carel ... Astérix (voice)
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Obélix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Abraracourcix / Le marchand de boeufs (voice)
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Assurancetourix (voice)
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Panoramix (voice)
Pierre Trabaud Pierre Trabaud ... Caius Bonus (voice)
Bernard Lavalette Bernard Lavalette ... (voice)
Robert Vattier ... (voice)
Michel Puterflam Michel Puterflam ... (voice)
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... (voice)
Georges Carmier Georges Carmier ... (voice)
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In the year 50 BC Gaul is occupied by the romans - nearly. But the small village of Asterix and his friends still resists the Roman legions with the aid of their druid's magic potion, which gives superhuman strength. Learning of this potion, a Roman centurion kidnaps the druid to get the secret formula out of him. Written by Michael Zink

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Trivia

When he is first introduced in the prologue, Caesar has a completely different look than he has in the rest of the series, including at the end of this album. See more »

Goofs

In the UK version of the film, at the end you can see the English voice cast list, but it's actually Asterix and the Big Fight's voice cast. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was redubbed in 1984 for its theatrical re-release in Germany. Hans Hessling (Asterix) and Edgar Ott (Obelix) were replaced by Frank Zander and Günter Pfitzmann. In addition, parts of the score were replaced. See more »

Connections

Featured in René Goscinny: Profession humoriste (1998) See more »

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Je suis le marchand de boeufs
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First cinematographic adaptation about the popular comic book with primitive drawings
8 January 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

First cinematic rendition based on the first comic book with the same title from Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo . It's an enjoyable cartoon movie with original story featured by ours immortal heroes , though drawings are badly realized . The year is 50 Bc. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Roman. Well,not entirely..One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders.and life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps .In the village are our friends : ¨Asterix¨,the hero of this adventure,he's a shrewd,cunning little warrior,all perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him.¨Obelix¨ his inseparable friend,he's a Menhir delivery-man by trade and addicted to wild boar,he's always ready to drop everything and go off on a new adventure with Asterix,so long as there's wild boar to eat, and plenty of fighting.¨Panoramix¨,the venerable village druid,gathers mistletoe and brews magic potions,his speciality is the potion which gives the drinker superhuman strength although also has other recipes up his sleeve.¨Abraracurcix¨,the chief of the tribe,majestic,brave and hot-tempered,the old warrior is respected by his enemies,he has only one fear,he's afraid the sky may fall on his head tomorrow,but as he always says,'Tomorrow never comes'. And of course ¨Cacofonix¨,the Bard,opinion is divided as to his musical gifts,he thinks he's a genius,everyone else thinks he's unspeakable,but so long as he doesn't speak,let alone sing,everybody likes him..... Learning of this potion, a Roman centurion sends a Legionaire dressed in Gaul clothes and later on he orders the kidnapping Panoramix to get the secret formula out of him and which gives the drinker superhuman strength . Then ,the diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion, set out on a mission to free the kidnapped druid .

This is a nice adventure with hilarious moments here and there, and has Asterix and his inseparable friend fighting, as always, against stupid Romans. It contains some customs critical about actual way of life and modern anachronisms that's common thing in comic books. The cartoon movie brilliantly captures the outrageous adventures, tongue in cheek, satire, comedy from original story with the same title and drawn by Albert Uderzo and writing credits by Rene Goscinny . As usual, on the finale the village people eating boars in a gargantuan lunch and the Bard tied a tree . This amusing movie is accompanied to lively musical score with a catching leitmotif on the start and the ending. Full of humor , it's a funny entertaining for kids and grown-ups . The picture will appeal to Asterix and Obelix comic-books nostalgics.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix de Galliër See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,325,312
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dargaud Films, Belvision See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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