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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1995 - 29 July.5 August

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Caesar has had enough when another legion is hacked to pieces by the damned single indomitable village in Gaul because of the druid's magic potion, so he decides to tackle the problem at the root before conspiratorial senators exploit his humiliation: sycophant Lucullus is ordered to capture the druid (believed immortal) and push him over the edge of the earth (according to the story still believed to be flat as a pizza; actually Greeks and Romans knew better). By pure luck, Lucullus' first net traps both druid and Obelix's pet dog, so the giant and Asterix follow them by ship on the Atlantic, and crash after a storm on the North America coast in pursuit of the druid who was catapulted off the Roman galley before Lucullus triumphantly sets sails back for Europe. They find the druid and meet a tribe of Indians (believing to be in India), literally a whole New World for the equally primitive Celts. At the home front, Caesar sees his chance to overrun the village, but has to wait till ...

Original Title Asterix in America
Italian Title Asterix conquista l'America
Category Out of competition
Section Cartoons
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 85'
Production Year 1994
Nationality Germany
Directed by Gerhard Hahn
Music Harold Faltermeyer
Original Voices Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Craig Charles

 regista gerhard hahnGERHARD HAHN

Gerhard Hahn (born November 27, 1946 in Rehburg) is a German cartoon director and animator. With his company "Hahn Film AG" founded by him in 1980, he produces both full-length animated cartoons and TV series, as well as commercials, video clips and computer games. Hahn was Professor of Animation at the "College for Film and Television Potsdam (Konrad Wolf)".