Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage)

“Surreal and wonderful in a way not often seen from Europe”

Empire Magazine

Type:Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Dur:72 min

Year:1973

Dir:René Laloux

Rating:M

synopsis

This animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race. Will the Oms and the Draags find a way to coexist? Or will they destroy each other?

cast:

Jean Valmont, Eric Baugin, Jennifer Drake, Jean Topart

crew:

Anatole Dauman, Simon Damiani, Andre Valio-Cavaglione, René Laloux, Roland Topor

fan quotes:

"Roland Topor's graphics create a world reminiscent of two of the greatest artists of the fantastic, Bosch and Odilon Redon." - Time Out

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