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Asterix and Obelix versus Cesar

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 1998 | Adventure, Comedy, film based on literary source | France, Germany, Italy

    Brief synopsis

    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.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Christian ClavierAsterix [L]
    Gérard DepardieuObelix [L]
    Roberto BenigniTullius Detritus [L]Lutz Mackensy
    Michel GalabruAbraracourcix [L]
    Claude PiépluPanoramix [L]
    Daniel PrévostProlix [L]
    Laetitia CastaFalbala [L]
    Pierre PalmadeAssurancetourix [L]
    Arielle DombasleMadame Agecanonix [L]
    SimAgecanonix [L]
    Marianne SägebrechtBonemine [L]
    Gottfried JohnJules César [L]
    Jean-Pierre CastaldiCaius Bonus [L]
    Jean-Roger MiloCétautomatix [L]
    Jean-Jacques DevauxOrdralfabétix [L]
    Hardy Krüger jr.Tragicomix [L]
    Michel MullerMalosinus [L]Wolfgang Müller
    Herbert FuxTicketdebus [L]
    Olivier AchardAnorexix [SR]
    Gaëtan BloomPlaintecontrix [SR]
    Franck-Olivier BonnetThe guardian of the gates of the Roman camp [SR]
    Patrick BordierThe Roman cook [SR]
    Didier CauchyBrutus [SR]
    André ChaumeauA druid [SR]
    Beppe ChiericiTrolleybus [SR]
    Martial CourcierThe Gallic sentinel [SR]
    Jacques DelaporteAlambix [SR]
    Jean-Paul FarréHypothénus [SR]
    Jürgen LillCornac, der Elefantenreiter [SR]
    Patrick MassieuOlibrius [SR]
    Laurent SpielvogelThe scribe [SR]
    Jean-Yves TualMathusalix, the great-grandfather of Panoramix [SR]
    Frank VockrothLe Heraut [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    1st ADDenis Seurat
    Vfx supervisorPitof
    Director of photographyTony Pierce-Roberts
    Camera operatorYves Agostini
    Camera operatorPatrick De Ranter
    1st assistant cameraTony Hofmann1st. Unit B Kamera
    Clapper/loaderThibault Roginas
    Still photographerÉtienne Georges
    Extras/bit player castingJulia BeckerLeitung
    Costume designerMonika Hinz
    Costume designerSylvie Gautrelet
    WardrobeCaroline Sattler
    WardrobeNina Regine TrautmannExtras, München
    WardrobeJannot Borowski
    WardrobeAnja RichterDeutschland Drehzeit
    DirectorClaude Zidi
    1st AD (local system)Nicole FrontDeutschland
    2nd AD crowd (local system)Béatrice M. Hoffmann
    Script supervisorPatricia LerayDeutschland
    Script supervisorValérie Gion
    Script supervisorIsabelle Querrioux
    EditorNicole Saunier
    EditorHervé de Luze
    Key/dolly gripMirko WittigDreh in München
    Key/dolly gripKastor HahnKamera: Tony Pierce-Roberts
    GafferMichael Beitz
    Best boyMarkus Thiermeyer
    Dimmer board operatorJürgen Lehner
    Lighting technician / electricianMichael Koschorreck
    Makeup artist / hair stylistHeiner NiehuesDeutschland Dreharbeiten
    Makeup artist / hair stylistUlrike WoiwodeDeutschland Studiodreh
    Assistant makeup artistHolger BreinerSC und MLD
    ComposerRoland Romanelli
    ComposerJean-Jacques Goldman
    ProducerClaude Berri
    Assistant to producerDaniela Terberlund Attaché de Presse BRD
    Production designerJean Rabasse
    Art directorHucky HornbergerDreh in Deutschland
    Assistant set decoratorHelmut Glassmann
    Prop masterClaude GarnierAuusenrequisiteur für SFX
    Standby propsAlbrecht 'Ali' Hartmannhistorisch 50 v. Chr. / Deutscher Teil
    Set builderKlaus WielandVorbau/Set
    Set builderJens Westermann
    SculptorRudolph ReinstadlerHöhlengefängnis
    Prop handFlorian Lutz
    Line producerPierre Grunstein
    Unit production managerLeonhard Gmür
    Unit production managerPeter Sterr
    Unit production managerPatrick Bordier
    Production coordinatorLeona O’Neill
    Unit managerFrancis Barrois
    Set manager/ floor managerMarco Haaf
    Assistant unit managerDirka Pfab
    Production driverSteffen DubouisGerman Unit
    ScreenwriterGérard Lauzier
    ScreenwriterThomas Gilou
    Literary sourceAlbert Uderzo
    Literary sourceRené Goscinny
    Production sound mixerHenri Morelle
    Sound re-recording mixerThierry Lebon
    Sound editorFrédéric Dubois
    Adr recordistKai Medinger
    Special effects technicianPhillip BraunschoberHeinz Ludwig
    Stunt coordinatorLoïc Saintilan

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    AMLF [fr]France (theatrical)

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesFGV Schmidle GmbH
    Production ServicesCena Catering Germany
    Production ServicesCena Catering Internationalmit Tout en Camion
    Production ServicesKipper Filmservice GmbH
    Locations and StudiosBavaria Studios & Production Services GmbH

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 18/03/1999
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 03/02/1999