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Asterix at the Olympic Games Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's internationally popular cartoon characters Asterix and Obelix take on the world of athletics in this live-action comedy-adventure. It's 50 B.C., and short but wily Asterix (Clovis Cornillac) and his rotund sidekick Obelix (Gerard Depardieu) hit the road for Rome, where they hope to compete in the Olympic Games. Obelix figures he's a sure bet for a weight-lifting medal until he learns his special strength elixir is against the rules, and Asterix is soon distracted by the behind-the-scenes chicanery. Princess Irina (Vanessa Hessler), a beautiful member of the Greek royal family, is being wooed by well-meaning Lovesix (Stephane Rousseau), who is using love poems stolen from Obelix to win her heart, and untrustworthy Brutus (Benoit Poelvoorde), whose father is the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Alain Delon). Brutus is eager to take over the throne from his father, and keeps trying to kill Caesar off to speed up the process. Asterix Aux Jeux Olympiques (aka Asterix At The Olympic Games) also features cameo appearances from a number of European sports stars, including Zinedine Zidane, Michael Schumacher and Tony Parker. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 13, 2008

Cast

Clovis Cornillac
as Astérix
Gérard Depardieu
as Obélix
Benoît Poelvoorde
as Brutus
Alain Delon
as Jules César
Vanessa Hessler
as Princesse Irina
Michael "Bully" Herbig
as Pasunmotdeplus
Santiago Segura
as Docteurmabus
José Garcia
as Couverdepus
Jamel Debbouze
Zinedine Zidane
Franck Dubosc
as Assurancetourix
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Panoramix
Alexandre Astier
as Mordicus
Amelie Mauresmo
Luca Bizzarri
as Alpha
Elie Semoun
as Omega
Paolo Kessisoglu
as Beta
Bouli Lanners
as Samagas
Nathan Jones
as Humungus
Adriana Karembeu
as Adriana
Francis Lalanne
as Lalanix
Jean Todt

Crew

Thomas Langmann
Director
Thomas Langmann
Producer
Jerome Seydoux
Producer
Olivier Dazat
Screenwriter
Thomas Langmann
Screenwriter
Alexandre Charlot
Dialogue Writer
Alexandre Charlot
Screenwriter
Franck Magnier
Dialogue Writer
Franck Magnier
Screenwriter
Thierry Arbogast
Cinematographer
Frederic Talgorn
Composer (Music Score)
Yannick Kergoat
Editor
Aline Bonetto
Production Designer
Emmanuel Montamat
Associate Producer
Pierre Grunstein
Executive Producer
Jean-Lou Monthieux
Executive Producer
Madeline Fontaine
Costume Designer
Marc Doisne
Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Kharat
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Paul Hurier
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Goudier
Sound/Sound Designer
Gurwal Coic-Gallas
Sound/Sound Designer
Yousaf Bokhari
Production Director
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