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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:

France | Spain | Italy | Hungary

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

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2.35 : 1
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France/Spain/Italy co-production about the immortal heroes , Asterix and his inseparable partner Obelix , from French comic-books
19 October 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Amusing and fun adventure with Asterix and his faithful friend Obelix fighting Romans in Britain. This was the fourth live-action version of the popular Astérix & Obélix comic books . The diminutive Asterix (Edouard Baer who in 'Asterix and Cleopatra' played a role called Otis) and his rather larger companion Obelix (Gerard Depardieu) , 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 . The year is approximately 50 B. C, Britain is entirely occupied by the Romans commanded by Julius Caesar . Well, not entirely..One small village of indomitable Bretons still holds out against the invaders . And the life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps. Similarly happens on Gaul, where a small village located in Armorica live our friends, the intelligent hero Asterix, the menhir delivery and addicted to wild boar Obelix, the venerable Panoramix with his potion which gives the drinker incredible energy, the majestic,hot-tempered, brave chief of the tribe Abraracourcix... There come a Asterix's cousin asking for help against Romans. As always the perilous mission is immediately trusted to shrewd and cunning Asterix . Obelix, ready to drop everything and go off on a new adventure with Asterix and this time accompanied by Goudurix (Vincent Lacoste) and Jolitorax (Guillaume Gallienne de la Comédie Française) . Asterix and Obelix then cross the channel to help second-cousin face down Julius Caesar (Fabrici Luchini) and invading Romans . As they set out to deliver a barrel plenty of powerful potion getting superhuman strength and brewed by druid Panoramix . His mission transport it for the Britons and vanquish the invaders ; fighting , as always, against the stupid Romans , pirates and a mean Julius Caesar .

This is a nice adventure with hilarious moments here and there , and has Asterix and his inseparable friend battling , as usual, against silly Romans . Full of customs critical about actual British way of life and modern anachronisms that's common thing in comic books . The cartoon movie brilliantly captures the outrageous adventures, tongue-in-check, satire , absurd humour from original story with the same title and drawn by Albert Uderzo and writing credits by Rene Goscinny . Based on René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's "Asterix in Britain" and "Asterix and the Normans", both published in 1966 . As usual, on the finale the village people celebrating a wild party and eating boars in a gargantuan lunch . Being an European co-production there appears several known French actors such as Catherine Deneuve as Reine Cordelia , Charlotte Lebon as Ophélia , Dany Boon as Têtedepiaf , Jean Rochefort as Lucius Fouinus , Gérard Jugnot as Le Capitaine des pirates ; Spanish players such as Tristan Ulloa , Javivi and Italian such as Luca Zingaretti .

Jolly and lively musical score by Klaus Badlet with a catching song on the start and the ending . Colorful cinematography filmed on location in Wicklow Town, County Wicklow, Ireland , England, UK , France , Hungary and Malta . The motion picture was professionally directed by Laurent Tirard . This passable fourth entry shot in live acting was preceded by ¨Asterix vs Caesar¨ directed by Claude Zidi with Christian Clavier , Robert Benigni , Laetitia Casta , Arielle Dombasle , ¨Asterix and Cleopatra¨ by Alain Chabat with Monica Belucci , Jamel Debbouze ,Claude Rich , Marina Fois , Gérard Darmon and ¨Asterix and the Olympic Games¨ by Frederic Forrestier with Clovis Cornillac , Santiago Segura, Monica Cruz , Jean Pierre Castaldia and Janel Debouzze . The film appeal like to Asterix and Obelix fans , it's a funny entertaining for kids and grown-ups and nostalgics


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