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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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Storyline

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's "Asterix in Britain" and "Asterix and the Normans", both published in 1966. See more »

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Caesar seems to be conducting the war from a palace. As they have been in Brittannia for a few months at most, how could the Roman have built this so quickly? See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Fun film, grossly underrated
30 March 2013 | by nando1301-1See all my reviews

This is not the best of the Asterix series (my favourite is still Asterix & Cleopatra) but it is still quite good and certainly deserves more than an average of 5.3...

Perhaps many viewers failed to see the humour in laughing at themselves.

I thought the film was great fun and so full of funny details that it merits a second viewing to catch all the quick jokes in the background, the signs, etc.

It's certainly much better than the latest Hollywood "comedy" productions that resort to gross depictions of bodily fluids as an inept attempt at humour.

My only reason for not giving this 10 stars is that I don't like the actor portraying Asterix as much as the one who did the first films in the series; I don't find him as entertaining as the original. Still, that didn't stop me from laughing out loud many times through the story.


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