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Fantastic Planet 1973 PG

72 mins France Director. René Laloux

René Laloux’s allegorical sci-fi animation presents the story of the Oms and their struggle for freedom against the giant Draags that have domesticated them as pets. With its array of outlandish creatures and bizarre rituals of meditation and telepathy, Fantastic Planet is an unforgettable psychedelic experience and a landmark of European animation.

Notorious for warping the minds of unsuspecting viewers during its 1980s TV broadcasts and the winner of the special jury prize at Cannes 1972, Fantastic Planet was directed by animator René Laloux, with production designed by noted surrealist Roland Topor (Polanski’s The Tenant) from a script by both of them.

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Directed by

René Laloux

Featuring

Barry Bostwick

Cynthia Alder

Mark Gruner

Genres

Science Fiction Animation & Artists Moving Image

Collection

Cult Cinema Cannes Film Festival

Certificate

PG Contains moderate fantasy violence and natural nudity

Released

1973

Country

France

Language

English

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