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ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (PG)

France / Germany / Spain / Italy / Belgium, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Next Gen)

Director: Frederic Forestier & Thomas Langmann

ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (PG)

Gallic mischief-makers Asterix and Obelix once again take on the entire Roman Empire in their third live-action adventure.

With the Olympic Games approaching, Brutus has hatched a plot to overthrow Julius Caesar, dominate the games and win the heart of beautiful Greek princess Irina. But Brutus didn't count on Asterix and Obelix, who are enlisted to help young Gallic athlete Lovesix compete.

Features a star-studded cast - including Alain Delon as Caesar and Gerard Depardieu as Obelix - Asterix also features cameos from sports stars such as Tony Parker, Amélie Mauresmo, Zidane and Michael Schumacher.

With the biggest budget of any French film to date, Asterix brings to life the books of Goscinny and Uderzo in a brilliant spectacle that stays faithful to the unique humour and style of the original 1968 comics.


D Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann P Thomas Langmann S Thomas Langmann, Olivier Dazat, Alexandre Charlot, Franck Magnier Dist Madman L French/Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/116mins

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