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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Obélix
... Astérix
... Jolitorax (as Guillaume Gallienne de la Comédie Française)
... Goudurix
... Miss Macintosh
... Jules César
... Reine Cordelia
... Ophélia
... Grossebaf
... Têtedepiaf
Atmen Kelif ... Pindépis
... Lucius Fouinus
... Le capitaine des pirates
... Général
... 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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Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia  »

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€61,000,000 (estimated)

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$61,319,383
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Trivia

The sentences that are told to a girl in one of the first scene of the movie by Goudourix -the parisine- to a woman are from a song by 'Jacques Brel' entitled "Ne me quitte pas" -"Do not leave me"- a very famous french song: "Où l'amour sera loi, où l'amour sera roi" -"Where love will be the law, where love will be the king"-. 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. Permanent Roman occupation in Brittannia started about a century later, under emperor Claudius. See more »

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References 300 (2006) See more »

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Performed by the Ramones
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Fun film, very much in the spirit of the comics
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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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