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Astérix et les Vikings (2006)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 19 May 2006 (USA)
The vikings come to Gaul and kidnap the chief's nephew. The chief sends Asterix and Obelix up north to get him back but the nephew has fallen in love with the viking chief's daughter v.v. What to do?

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René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This and "Asterix and the big fight" (the version without the narrator) are the only two Asterix movies where the Obelix back story - he fell into the magic potion as a baby and it made him invincible - is not mentioned. See more »

Goofs

When Goudurix saves Abba from the canyon, the sky is dark and cloudy. The moment after, it is clear and sunny. See more »

Quotes

Abba: [Vikea has just given Timandahaf a "shopping" list of all the things she wants him to bring back from his raid. Abba walks in carrying a chest] Okay. Is it time to go, I'm all ready!
Timandahaf: Abba, I've told you a hundred times, this is not a pleasure cruise, it's a business trip!
Abba: Daddy, please... pretty please? Let me come with you just this once and then I'll never bother you again, I promise.
Timandahaf: Well... eh... Absolutly not! No women and no children on board!
[Abba keeps trying to get a word in]
Timandahaf: Don't ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Your Heart Decide
Performed by Céline Dion
Written by Kristian Lundin, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Carl Bjorsell and Savan Kotecha
2005 WB Music Corp/Kristian Lundin Publ. AB/Location Songs
EMI Blackwood Music Corp.One Suri Music
With the authorisation of Warner Chappell Music France and EMI Music Publishing France SA
All world-wide rights reserved
Produced, programmed & arranged by Kristian Lundin
Guitars played and recorded by Sebastian Thott and Carl Bjorsell
Vocal engineering by Humberto Gatica at Digital Insight, Las Vegas
Assistant: Jean-François Lalonde
Background vocals: Nana Hedin, Kristian Lundin, Didrik Thott and Carl Bjorsell
Recorded at Location Studios, Stockholm and Digital Insight, Las Vegas
Mixed by Kristian Lundin at Location Studios, Stockholm
2005 Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc.
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a strikingly excellent film
12 April 2006 | by neklymSee all my reviews

Attending this film was an excuse to escape the work I had to do for my classes but it turned out to be one of my best experiences here in France. The film makes quick work of building multidimensional characters and has an excellently smooth storyline. The characters really did have the voices you would expect reading the graphic novels and the artistic talent exceeded my expectations The music was catchy and the comedy toying and lighthearted, almost a flinstoneish inclusion of modern items in playful manners. The film was attention grabbing, cute and action packed at the same time. A wonderful tale spun expertly. I'll be showing it to my French students.


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