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Asterix and Caesar (1985)

Astérix et la surprise de César (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 30 July 1986 (USA)
Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set ... See full summary »

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René Goscinny (comic), Albert Uderzo (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Pierre Mondy ... Caius Obtus (voice)
Serge Sauvion Serge Sauvion ... Jules César (voice)
Henri Labussière Henri Labussière ... Panoramix (voice)
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Briseradius (voice)
Michel Barbey ... Le centurion Vapetimus (voice) (as Michel Barbet)
José Luccioni José Luccioni ... (voice)
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Ordralphabétix (voice)
Edmond Bernard Edmond Bernard ... (voice)
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... (voice)
Gérard Croce Gérard Croce ... (voice)
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Abraracourcix (voice)
Alain Doutey ... (voice)
Philippe Dumat Philippe Dumat ... Farfelus, le marchand d'esclaves (voice)
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Storyline

Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey that will involve gladiators, slavers and beauracracy - and a personal encounter with the Emperor himself, Julius Caesar... Written by Benjamin Evans <benj@whitley.unimelb.edu.au>

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Beating down a path to Rome!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

asterix .com [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix - gallernas hjälte See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie Getafix tells that Panacea is the niece of the chief. This fact was not stated in any of the Asterix books. See more »

Goofs

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Alternate Versions

As a bonus feature for the German DVD release, each Asterix film was given a new dubbing in a German dialect. This film was dubbed in Berlinerisch. See more »

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Followed by Asterix and the Vikings (2006) See more »

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Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Plastic Bertrand
Performed by Plastic Bertrand
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Enjoyablix
18 January 2014 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

The first Asterix adaptation not to be taken directly from one of the books but instead is a combination of Asterix the Legionary and Asterix the Gladiator. The cut-and-shut story is a bit disjointed as a result, which might test your patience, especially if you don't like seeing the books jumbled.

Life continues as normal in the Gaulish village as Panacea, the niece of Chief Vitalstatistix, returns fro her studies in Rennes (then called Condatum) and Obelix falls head-over-heels in love with her. Too bad she already has a boyfriend in the shape of Tragicomix, a handsome stud. The surrounding Roman outposts warn Decorian, a new recruit, to not anger the Gauls out of fear of a yet another pounding. Decorian does not heed this warning and manages to capture Panacea and Tragicomix. But before Asterix and Obelix can rescue them they have already been re-captured by slave traders and sold off to be butchered in the Colosseum.

Asterix and Obelix then go undercover in order to get them back, pounding many Romans along the way. The animation is wonderful and the humor is enough to keep you chuckling through-out, but I can't help but think that the books it was adapted from would have made better individual movies. Caesar's presence feels arbitrary and it lacks a decent villain.

Still a fun time.


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