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Astérix et la surprise de César (1985)

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 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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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:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The fat centurion whose camp the Gauls attack is a caricature of Pierre Tchernia, the writer of the movie. The same caricature of him appears in several Asterix books as he was a good friend of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the Asterix creators. See more »

Goofs

The gladiator fight takes place in the Colosseum, which was built more than a century after Julius Caesar's death. See more »

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 »

Connections

Follows Astérix et Cléopâtre (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Asterix est la
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Plastic Bertrand
Performed by Plastic Bertrand
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Lively adventure with Asterix and Obelix enlisted into foreign Roman Legion and as gladiators to rescue Falbala
29 September 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This cartoon movie concerns about our friends, this time Obelix falls in love with Falbala, though she has a fiancée already. Obelix is utterly enamored, blowing down a lot of trees with irritation his dog Ideafix. But they're kidnapped by a Roman patrol and taken to the African legion outpost. Then Asterix and Obelix are assigned by the chief Abraracourcix and druid Panoramix for looking them for.Our intimate duo, the intelligent Asterix and Obelix with super-human strength, enlist Roman Army and as gladiators into a fighters school. As always, on the ending the bard is tied and the village people eating boars in a gargantuan lunch. This is one of the best Asterix film, it's a sheer pleasure throughout, capturing outrageous adventures, feats and hilarious moments. Full of modern anachronisms that's common thing in Asterix' comic books and the animation is more careless than former renditions. The picture brilliantly retrieves the humour, strong satire and adventures of the original story based partially in 'Asterix Gladiator' by the masters René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Enjoyable and lively musical score by Vladimir Cosma, though with songs on the preface and the finale to much catching. The motion picture is well directed by Brizzi brothers who posteriorly directed a segment of 'Fantasia 2000'. This is a lot of fun for children, grown-ups and nostalgics


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