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Asterix and Obelix versus Cesar

Asterix and Obelix versus Cesar

A Feature film by Claude Zidi

Produced by Katharina, Renn Productions

Release in France : 03/02/1999

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Katharina, Renn Productions

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Rather than revealing any of the numerous incidents in the story, let’s just say that Asterix, Obelix the brave Gauls and the mean Romans are in it as well as the whole host of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo original characters, all playing their traditional – let’s say the word – historical roles. After all, the film is only a new chapter in their lengthy story. Or is it? For the first time Asterix will here swing into homeric battle with Obelix… Obelix will turn Asterix in to the Romans… Asterix will restore the fallen Caesar to power… Tunnabrix will steal the Roman tax collector’s chest, only to have it stolen from him in turn… And the magic potion will be replaced by Mathusalix’s Super-Magic-Potion… So is this an Asterix turned inside-out? Certainly not. Everybody is completely in character, but… well, it’s too complicated. It takes a whole movie to explain it.


"I was amazed by Claude Zidi's screenplay for the film. I read it to be sure that the tale respected my characters, but I didn't meddle at all. Filmmaking is a specific craft with its own rules. That, in fact, is simultaneously the difficulty, the risk, and the excitement of the movie : it combines two worlds, the fantasy of comic books and the realism imposed by recognizable actors in flesh and blood... For me, when I saw Asterix and Obelix portrayed by heavy-weights like Clavier and Depardieu, I recognized my creatures but knew I was no longer in control of anything."

(Albert Uderzo)

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Asterix and Obelix versus Cesar

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Full credits (22)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Associate Producer :

Thomas Langmann

Screenwriters :

Thomas Gilou, Gérard Lauzier

Director of Photography :

Tony Pierce-Roberts

Assistant Operators :

Florent Bazin, Anne Nicolet, Christophe Paturange, Sébastien Pentecouteau, Ursula Sigon, Valerio Villalba

Production Manager :

Patrick Bordier

Sound Editor :

Frédéric Dubois

Continuity supervisors :

Valérie Gion, Isabelle Querrioux

Music Composers :

Jean-Jacques Goldman, Roland Romanelli

Costume designer :

Sylvie Gautrelet

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

Authors of original work :

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Line Producer :

Pierre Grunstein

Foreign producers :

Dieter Frank, Reinhard Klooss

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Camera operators :

Yves Agostini, Patrick de Ranter

Editors :

Hervé de Luze, Nicole Saunier

Assistant editors :

Christophe Pinel, Frédérique Veillard

Production Designer :

Jean Rabasse

Stunt performer :

Loic Saintilan

Sales Agent :

Jacques-Eric Strauss

Still Photographer :

Étienne George

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Feature film

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Comedy, Literary adaptation , Adventure

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France, Germany, Italy

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Majority French (France, Germany, Italy)

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1 h 45 min

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Dolby DTS

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