Asterix conquers America
Adaptated from the album Asterix and the Great Crossing |
Screenplay: Adapted by Albert Uderzo and Pierre Tchernia
Original title: Astérix et les Indiens
Produced by: EXTRAFILM PRODUKTION GmbH BERLIN
Directed by: Jurgen Wohlrabe Produktion and Gerhard Hahn Film
Running time: 80min
Video distribution: PFC VIDEO
What the druids have to say about the film Asterix conquers America
Available in VHS.
The film was directed by G. Hahn, a cartoon film maker, in one of the first 'squats' following the fall of the Berlin Wall, in former East Berlin. It continues the graphic quality of the previous film while developing a script that wanders a little from the original work.
For the sake of posterity, we will say that Albert Uderzo and his team allowed the film to be an Asterix one, in spite of the German director Hahn claiming straight-faced that he had more humour than Asterix's author by wanting to introduce scenes of Vitalstatistix, our well-known chief, pulling fish out of his trousers and asking his friends to sniff them to see if they really smelt of fish. Being a delicate and sensitive soul, René would certainly have enjoyed that.
An album of the film, adapted from the Adventure of "Asterix and the Great Crossing" is available from Les Editions Albert René.