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Astérix chez les Bretons (1986)

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 deliver a barrel of their ... 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 / Idéfix (voice)
Pierre Tornade Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Graham Bushnell Graham Bushnell ... Jolitorax (voice)
Pierre Mondy ... Cetinlapsus (voice)
Maurice Risch Maurice Risch ... Châteaupétrus (voice)
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Stratocumulus (voice)
Nicolas Silberg Nicolas Silberg ... Motus (voice)
Albert Augier Albert Augier ... Epidemaïs, le marchand phénicien (voice)
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... (voice)
Bertie Cortez Bertie Cortez ... (voice)
Gérard Croce Gérard Croce ... Le voleur de vin (voice) (as Gerard Croce)
Alain Doutey ... Vendeur de vins (voice)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... Olive Escartefix alias Gaulix (voice)
Michel Gatineau Michel Gatineau ... Cétautomatix / le chef des pirates (voice)
Henri Labussière Henri Labussière ... Panoramix (voice)
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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 deliver a barrel of their druid's famous magic potion to help Asterix's cousin in Britain fight off the invading Roman army. Written by Benjamin John Evans <benj@whitley.unimelb.edu.au>

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I say! The Romans have invaded!


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Country:

France | Denmark

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix Britanniassa See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The chief of Anticlimax's tribe is a caricature of Harold Wilson. The Beatles also make a cameo appearance as bards. See more »

Goofs

Although Julius Caesar managed to beat Casivellaunus's coalition and demanding tribute and hostages from them, he never conquered Brittannia as a whole. Even his victory against the southern tribes was short-lived, since he went back to Gaul to stop an uprising and secure Roman rule there. Permanent Roman occupation in Brittannia started about a century later, under emperor Claudius. 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 Swabian. See more »

Connections

Followed by Astérix: Le secret de la potion magique (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song
Performed by Cook da Books
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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A wonderful satire on the 'British way of life'!
12 July 2014 | by binapiraeusSee all my reviews

Of all those wonderful adventures of our brave Celtic friends Asterix and Obelix, I believe this one is the VERY best: it depicts all the... little peculiarities of the British in a hilariously funny way - a feast for the French authors, of course! At the time the 'Asterix' comics were created, there still were quite a lot of post-war animosities between the various European peoples; and so each one of those cartoons (some of them were adapted for the screen later, as animated films or 'real' movies or both) kept picking on the strange characteristics of some other people - the British, the Germans, the Swiss, the Vikings - , but without becoming malevolent or insulting - the only thing was, of course, that the Gauls were ALWAYS the strongest, the bravest, the most fearless, and the most stubborn ones...

Well, in this case, Asterix comes to the aid of his British cousin (which shows the Celtic relationship between the two peoples!) against the Romans - and along the way, Asterix and Obelix meet with about ALL the British 'traditions': tea-time (even during battles), driving on the wrong side of the road, drinking warm bear and eating stewed boar with peppermint sauce (what a SHOCK for Obelix!)...

In short, this FABULOUS animated movie will be a wonderful enjoyment for the kids - but also GREAT entertainment for the grown-ups, who understand the more subtle sides of all the humor it contains; a simply PERFECT family film!


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