ANIMATION / FRANCE / 2018 / 85 MINS / PG
On the 60th anniversary in 2019 of Goscinny and Uderzo’s much-adored comic book series – which has been translated into more than 100 languages – this latest big-screen adventure sees Astérix (voiced by Christian Clavier, The Price to Pay, AF FFF2008), Obélix (voiced by Guillaume Briat) and a cast of old favourites go on the hunt for a talented druid to entrust a secret recipe.
While collecting ingredients for the secret magic potion that has helped our beloved Gaulish village hold out against Julius Cesar and his invading army so valiantly, the venerable druid Getafix suffers a terrible accident. As he recovers from his injuries, he realises a succession plan must be put in place to pass on his magic potion and keep the village safe. The ensuing adventure comes loaded with lashings of wild boar and an almost endless supply of Romans for Obélix to battle.
Thanks to the expert eye of Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier (co-directors of Astérix – the mansions of the Gods), the film made 2 million box office sales in its first 3 weeks - with the faithful continuation of characters and worlds originally created by Goscinny and Uderzo, although this time depicted in magnificent 3D animation. A delight for the young and young-at-heart in equal measures – by toutatis!
"To the spirit of the original, this film going at 300km/h will delight the young as well as the old, a bit like a Pixar à la française."– Le Figaro
DIRECTED BY: LOUIS CLICHY, ALEXANDRE ASTIER
VOICES: Christian Clavier, Alex Lutz, Alexandre Astier, Élie Semoun, Florence Foresti