The Twelve tasks of Asterix

France, 1976

Film
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In 50 BC Gaul is a quiet, peaceful place. Ceasar has recently subjected the country to a Roman invasion and renamed the place, France. Only a small pocket of Gauls remain; eponymous warrior Asterix, best friend Obelix and his canine companion Dogmatix, village chief, respected druid and creator of Asterix’s magic potion, Vitalstatistix, as well as Getafix and Cacofonix. When an army of Julius Ceasar’s guards attack the Gauls, they cannot believe the strength of their opponents and return to Caesar claiming they have come up against a group of gods. Caesar is not convinced however, and, inspired by the 12 deeds of Hercules, sets the Gauls 12 new tasks to prove their godliness and earn their freedom from Roman occupation, perhaps even take up a leadership position. The tasks include: footrace, the javelin, gladiator, Isle of Pleasure, the Eyes of Isis, eat it all, cave of the beast, form 838, the invisible high wire, answer the riddle, plain of the invisible spirits and the final task.

Credits

co-director

Pierre Watrin

Albert Uderzo

Goscinny

co-producer

Albert Uderzo

Goscinny

Georges Dargaud

production company

Idefix Studios

Goscinny

Dargaud Films

Duration

01:18:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

51932

Languages

English

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Comic strip characters in motion pictures

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Germany

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Germany

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

History → Rome - History - Empire - 30BC-476AD

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Comic strip characters in motion pictures

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

DVD; Access Print (Section 1)

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