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Barbarella (1968)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  10 October 1968 (USA)
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In the far future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Concierge / Durand-Durand
Claude Dauphin ...
Véronique Vendell ...
Captain Moon (as Veronique Vendell)
Giancarlo Cobelli
Serge Marquand ...
Nino Musco
Franco Gulà
Catherine Chevallier ...
Marie Therese Chevallier ...
Umberto Di Grazia


After an in-flight anti-gravity striptease (masked by the film's opening titles), Barbarella, a 41st century astronaut, lands on the planet Lythion and sets out to find the evil Durand Durand in the city of Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Exessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an accomplished artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who, in her dream chamber, can make her fantasies take form, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which, via a poor victim struggling in its glass globe, dispenses Essance of Man. You can't help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what few clothes our heroine seemed to possess. Based on the popular French comic strip. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

10 October 1968 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor David Hemmings received a 'special guest appearance' credit. See more »


When Barbarella exits her spaceship and almost gets hit by a falling piece of debris, a crew member's hand can be seen for a split second pushing the rock off the top of the ship. See more »


[first lines]
videophone: Stand by for a message from Dianthus, President of Earth and Rotating Premier of the Sun System.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the letters in the words move around in an attempt to obscure Barbarella's nudity. See more »


Referenced in Student Confidential (1987) See more »


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All the plot of a high-budget porn...
5 March 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Really and truly, this could be the plot of one of the more "high-brow" types of porn. I watched this with a bunch of other girls for a class, and we could not stop laughing the entire time.

See Jane Fonda meet men from around the galaxy, and have sex with them! Dare your friends to count how many times she changes her costume!! Sparks deep philosophical discussion, like what exactly the writers were on when they wrote this. Great fun, not to be missed!

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