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Astérix et les Vikings (2006)

After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that ... See full summary »

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René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Goudurix (voice)
Sara Forestier ... Abba (voice)
Jacques Frantz ... Obélix (voice)
Pierre Palmade Pierre Palmade ... Cryptograf (voice)
Pierre Tchernia ... Le narrateur (voice)
Bernard Alane ... Assuracetourix (voice)
Marc Alfos Marc Alfos ... Grossebaf (voice)
Jules Azem Jules Azem ... Garçon viking 1 (voice)
Patrick Borg Patrick Borg ... Caraf (voice)
Philippe Catoire Philippe Catoire ... Nescaf (voice)
Bruno Dubernat Bruno Dubernat ... Télégraf (voice)
Luc Florian Luc Florian ... Océanonix (voice)
Stéphane Fourreau Stéphane Fourreau ... Olibrius (voice)
Marion Game Marion Game ... Bonemine (voice)
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Storyline

After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that fear actually makes the villagers fly. They decide to chase the champion of fear in Gaul to learn how to fly and make them invincible warriors. Meanwhile, the nephew of Vitalstatistix, Justforkix, is sent from Parisium to the Gaulish village to become a man and Asterix and Obelix are assigned to train the youngster. The stupid son of Cryptograf, Olaf, listens to a conversation of the coward Justforkix with Asterix and Obelix and kidnaps him. While returning to the Viking village, Justforkix meets Abba, the daughter of Timandahaf, and they fall in love for each other. But the Machiavellian and ambitious Cryptograf plan to marry his son Olaf with Abba and become powerful. In the end, Asterix realizes that it is not fear that gives wings, it is love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France | Denmark

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asteriks i Vikinzi See more »

Filming Locations:

Angoulême, Charente, France See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,501,596, 11 April 2007
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the book the movie is based on the Vikings come from Norway and are mainly refered as "Normans" by the Gouls and are only referenced as Vikings on occasion. However the movie makes no reference to "Normandy" and cuts most of the cultural references to Norway. For example the ruining joke about vikings eating everything "A la creame" from the book is reduced to only one reference (taken from the book) when Timandahaf explain to Obelix how to make walrus a la creame. See more »

Goofs

Vikings are historically considered to have existed from 789 to 1100 AD. This makes the Vikings in the setting of Asterix (50 BC) about a millennium early. Although their progenitors obviously already existed, they are not considered Vikings and they were certainly not known as vicious raiders in the Roman empire, where the main contact with Scandinavia was through trade. See more »

Quotes

[Abba, her wrists bound, is being dragged to the altar to be married to Olaf]
Vikea: It reminds me of my wedding day.
Timandahaf: You nearly bit off my finger before we gagged you.
TimandahafVikea: Good times!
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Crazy Credits

The rolling credits are accompanied by rock cryptograms on which the Vikings and the Gauls are depicted. See more »

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With the authorisation of EMI Music Publishing France SA
All worldwide rights reserved
Produced by Mamadou Niakate
Programmed and keyboards played by Mamadou Niakate
Guitars by Christophe Pantano
Recorded at Studio Du Palais
Mixed by Chris Chavenon at Studio Harryson
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Technical aspects are awesome, rest is horrible
1 May 2009 | by happyakazukinSee all my reviews

This film is a perfect example that a movie can not be successful with a high budget alone. It's obvious that there was a lot of time and effort dedicated into this: the animation is fluid, detailed and superb- the soundtrack isn't too memorable except for the ending song by Celine Dion (at least I think it was her). The musical score is powerful full orchestra material. Kudos to the animators and music composers! 9/10. However, the story and characters fall flat. It feels very 'been there, done that', predictable and plain uninteresting. The characters have distinct personalities but nothing too likable. They annoyed me to no end. I tried really hard to like this, but I didn't care about the story- it was cliché action-adventure plot. There were 'jokes' that weren't funny. It was vomit inducing predictable from start to end. The dialogue was cliché and awful- especially the last line "It's not ... that gives you wings, it's love!" Whatever it was, I remember cringing. I was wishing it would hurry up and finish. I wasn't the only one either- the people I went with thought it was boring. Please watch the Asterix and Obelix Cleopatra film if you're going to watch any. This was a waste of time.


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