Asterix and Obelix in the Middle Kingdom (2023), by Guillaume Canet
Rome advances over the entire ancient world, informs the narrator Gérard Darmon, to then rectify that a Gallic village resists the offensive of Julius Caesar (100 BC – 44 BC): precisely, of course, the village where Asterix and Obelix watched over his life peaceful, hunting the wild boars they devour — this one much more often than the other, let it be said — between hectoliters of beer and doses of the magic potion that distinguishes them from the others. Gradually, Canet presents in his script, written in partnership with Julien Hervé and Philippe Mechelen, the details that deal with the Roman dictator’s plans regarding the invasion of the Middle Kingdom, China, in 50 BC, after So Hi — the name of almost all oriental characters result in puns that are sometimes ironic, sometimes fescene, sometimes funny, sometimes not —, the sullen empress of Linh-Dan Pham, is deposed and arrested in the coup d’état led by Prince Deng Tsin Quin, of Bun Hay Mean. Princess Fu Yi, played by Julie Chen, manages to escape the excesses of the new despot and with Tat Han, the royal orderly, by Leanna Chea, arrives in Gaul, anxious that its most noble citizens help her to rescue her mother and recover her life. leadership over his people.