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Astérix chez les Bretons (1986)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 10 July 1987 (USA)
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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... Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Graham Bushnell ... Jolitorax (voice)
... Cetinlapsus (voice)
Maurice Risch ... Châteaupétrus (voice)
Roger Lumont ... Stratocumulus (voice)
Nicolas Silberg ... Motus (voice)
Albert Augier ... Epidemaïs, le marchand phénicien (voice)
Paul Bisciglia ... (voice)
Bertie Cortez ... (voice)
Gérard Croce ... Le voleur de vin (voice) (as Gerard Croce)
Alain Doutey ... Vendeur de vins (voice)
Michel Elias ... Olive Escartefix alias Gaulix (voice)
Michel Gatineau ... Cétautomatix / le chef des pirates (voice)
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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An audio book of Asterix in Britain adapted by Anthea Bell and narrated by Willie Rushton was released on EMI Records Listen for Pleasure label in 1987. See more »

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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 »

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Followed by Astérix et le coup du menhir (1989) See more »

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Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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Great for children learning French and adults with a reasonable command of the language.
19 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

The overall plot of this animated version of Astérix chez les Bretons is faithful to that of the book. As the latter is perhaps the best of all the Astérix volumes, this film could fare badly in the comparison. But whereas most of the Astérix films lose much in the transition to a dumbed-down, vaguely Hollywoodesque cartoon that I suppose is meant to appeal to children, Asterix in Britain manages to retain much of what made the original (written and drawn) version great. I haven't yet listened to any of the dubbed versions of the film, but the French is particularly clever in using native English speakers to play the roles of the Bretons.


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