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Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)

Astérix & Obélix: Au service de sa Majesté (original title)
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Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

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Laurent Tirard

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René Goscinny (comic book), Laurent Tirard (scenario & adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Obélix
Edouard Baer ... Astérix
Guillaume Gallienne ... Jolitorax (as Guillaume Gallienne de la Comédie Française)
Vincent Lacoste ... Goudurix
Valérie Lemercier ... Miss Macintosh
Fabrice Luchini ... Jules César
Catherine Deneuve ... Reine Cordelia
Charlotte Le Bon ... Ophélia
Bouli Lanners ... Grossebaf
Dany Boon ... Têtedepiaf
Atmen Kelif Atmen Kelif ... Pindépis
Jean Rochefort ... Lucius Fouinus
Gérard Jugnot ... Le capitaine des pirates
Luca Zingaretti ... Général
Filippo Timi ... Décurion patrouille
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Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

17 October 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia See more »

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Budget:

€61,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,319,383
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pindépis (Atmin Kelif) is referenced to as a 'sans-papyrus'. This is a play on the French term 'sans-papiers' (lit.: 'no papers') for an illegal immigrant. See more »

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Fun film, very much in the spirit of the comics
8 March 2014 | by mbooker-4See all my reviews

This is a very cute adaptation (with updates) of the classic Asterix comics. The version I had only had French audio with subtitles available in English. This wasn't a problem, as one of the running gags of the film is that French actors playing English characters (most notably the impossibly elegant Catherine Deneuve) speak with their French with horrible English accents. The prize for best/worst Frenglish goes to Charlotte Le Bon, who sounds like she's flunking her first semester of French. The jokes are generally cute-but-harmless, notably the 5:00 hot water break that defines life in England at the time of Caesar. There are references to Star Wars and A Clockwork Orange that don't appear in the 1966 source material, and an Indian character who might strike a contemporary audience as uncomfortable. Still, of all the live-action Asterix films, this one seems to best capture the spirit and absurdity of the comics. Very sweet, very fun, and well worth catching on video.


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