What the druids have to say about the film
Remaining very faithful to the comic strip, the film was directed by Alain Chabat, who loves the Asterix universe and has always said that he was a great Goscinny fan. During the film, and helped along by a touch of the imperial syndrome (he plays Caesar), he believed he was becoming somewhat “caliph instead of the caliph” (stock phrase of Iznogoud the Infamous, a Goscinny comic strip character)! However, this pathology, according to the late René, is always provisional, as Iznogoud has never actually conquered … Veni, vidi, but vici, really, Caesar?
The DVD has a long, hugely enjoyable making-of section and all kinds of extras. A fine French production!