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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

Les 12 travaux d'Astérix (original title)
The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Jacques Morel ...
Obélix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ...
Abraracourcix (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
Le réceptionniste (voice)
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César (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti ...
(voice)
Lawrence Riesner ...
(voice)
Claude Dasset ...
(voice)
Roger Lumont ...
Cylindrique le Germain, prof de karaté allemand (voice)
Gérard Hernandez ...
Le vénérable du sommet (voice)
Henri Virlojeux ...
Panoramix / Iris (voice)
Nicole Vervil ...
(voice)
Jacques Hilling ...
(voice)
Henri Poirier ...
(voice)
Mary Mongourdin ...
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When Julius Cesar fears, that he will probably never be able to defeat the gaulic village of Asterix and his friends, he has the idea of offering the Gauls a deal: if they are able to solve twelve tasks that he selected, he will hand over the Roman empire to them. If not, they have to submit. Written by Michael Zink

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Twelve mighty tasks to prove the Gauls are gods or mortals!


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Trivia

Near the end of the movie you can notice the sign "Via Asterixa" (this is a reference to Roman road "Via Latina"). See more »

Quotes

Julius Caesar: Brutus, stop playing with that knife. You'll end up hurting someone.
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Followed by Astérix et la surprise de César (1985) See more »

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Best Asterix adventure with outrageous ending
11 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I'm mostly a rather introvert person. When a comedy makes me smile it has succeeded, when it makes me chuckle it is a rousing success. The climax of this film made me fall from my cinema seat laughing.

This film is not based on any of the Asterix comic books as most of the Asterix films. Asterix faces 12 tasks, one more daunting than the other (I can't remember why, it was over 20 years ago), building up to the last one, the most difficult of the lot. Do not, under any circumstances, including hurricanes and invading Mongolic hordes, leave the cinema before that scene!


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