Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion
Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier | France | 2018 | 105 min
The tenacious Gauls are back! The tension is rising and the pot is boiling! The secret of the strength of the inhabitants of a small village of Gauls is hidden in a magic potion. Its recipe is safe with druid Panoramix. He was always an expert in picking mistletoe in tree crowns, but when he falls from a tree one day and breaks his leg, he needs to admit that he’s not getting any younger. He realises that it would be a catastrophe if he forgot the recipe. With the help of his loyal friends Asterix and Obelix, he sets out to find a suitable talented successor to whom he can pass on his craft and the secret of the potion. But that sparks the interest of the most cunning and shameful druids.
The script of the brave Gauls’ latest adventure was written by the film’s co-director Alexandre Astier who drew inspiration from the comic book of the same name by Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. The second director of the film was Louis Clichy. This duo celebrated worldwide success with their previous story – Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods.