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Skies Above (1965)

Le ciel sur la tête (original title)
The crew of an aircraft carrier discovers that it is being pursued by a UFO that turns out to be a radioactive probe from outer space. They appeal to the warring countries of Earth to stop fighting and help it to repel the invaders.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Smagghe ...
Gaillac
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Captain
Henri Piégay ...
Majo
Bernard Fresson ...
Laurent
Jacques Monod ...
Commandant Ravesne
Yves Brainville ...
Bricourt
Guy Tréjan ...
Le ministre
Jean Dasté ...
M. Bazin
Beatrice Cenci ...
L'amie de Majo
Yvonne Monlaur ...
Françoise
Roger Van Mullem ...
L'amiral
Wladimir Bellin ...
Le commandant du sous-marin
Jacques Santi ...
Jolivet
Guy Henry
Christian Le Guillochet
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The crew of an aircraft carrier discovers that it is being pursued by a UFO that turns out to be a radioactive probe from outer space. They appeal to the warring countries of Earth to stop fighting and help it to repel the invaders.

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uncanny, suggestive!
30 September 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The plot is simple: a naval aviator leaves his girlfriend in Paris on an urgent call to his carrier, something big is in the making, is it the Russians? Eventually the threat - from outer space - is repelled and the pilot returns home. I saw this movie as a teenager, in Poland, I remember the uncanny realism of the way the story was told, the direction was restrained, concentrating on "facts". There was stark contrast between the suspense of the hunt for the unknown enemy and the daily life of the people in Paris, unaware of the drama at sea. I remember leaving the theater, looking up, making sure it was all just a movie.... I've been trying to see this film ever since - in theaters, on VHS, DVD - without success, it seems all forgotten and neglected.


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