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Barbarella -- In the far future, a remarkably sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Duran-Duran.
Barbarella -- In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.


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Release Date:
10 October 1968 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Fonda ... Barbarella

John Phillip Law ... Pygar

Anita Pallenberg ... The Great Tyrant

Milo O'Shea ... Concierge / Durand-Durand

Marcel Marceau ... Professor Ping
Claude Dauphin ... President of Earth
Véronique Vendell ... Captain Moon (as Veronique Vendell)
Giancarlo Cobelli
Serge Marquand ... Captain Sun
Nino Musco
Franco Gulà
Catherine Chevallier ... Stomoxys
Marie Therese Chevallier ... Glossina
Umberto Di Grazia

David Hemmings ... Dildano

Ugo Tognazzi ... Mark Hand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vita Borg ... La magicienne
Chantal Cachin ... La révolutionnaire
Fabienne Fabre ... La femme arbre
Sergio Ferrero ... Messager de la reine noire
Corinne Fontaine
Judith Matah
Susan Moren ... Esclave de la reine
Robert Rietty ... Professor Ping (voice)
Carla Rousso
Jean Saudray
Romolo Valli
Honey Autumn ... Bald Handmaiden at Sogovian Court (uncredited)
Loriana Bartella ... (uncredited)
Marina Bartella ... (uncredited)
Diane Bond ... (uncredited)
Carla Cassola ... (uncredited)
Tania de Paolis ... (uncredited)
Sadre Girodani ... (uncredited)
Gara Granda ... Girl (uncredited)

Joan Greenwood ... The Great Tyrant (voice) (uncredited)
Beatrice Lanscat ... (uncredited)
Katiuska Lanvin ... (uncredited)
Janet McLeod ... Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Gabriella Morganti ... (uncredited)
María Teresa Orsini ... Suicide Girl (uncredited)
Talitha Pol ... Pipe-Smoking Girl (uncredited)
Fred Robsahm ... Dildano's Assistant (uncredited)
Antonio Sabato ... Jean-Paul (uncredited)

Kitty Swan ... Girl in Sogo (uncredited)

Fabio Testi ... Tall Man at Party (uncredited)
Silvana Venturelli ... (uncredited)
Barbara Winer ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Vadim 
Writing credits
Jean-Claude Forest  comic "Barbarella" (as Jean Claude Forest) and
Claude Brulé  collaborating writer (as Claude Brule)

Terry Southern (screenplay) and
Roger Vadim (screenplay)

Vittorio Bonicelli  writer and
Clement Biddle Wood  writer and
Brian Degas  writer and
Tudor Gates  writer and
Jean-Claude Forest  (as Jean Claude Forest)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir 
Film Editing by
Victoria Mercanton 
Production Design by
Mario Garbuglia 
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray 
Paco Rabanne  (as Paco Rabane)
Production Management
Guy Luongo .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Cardone .... second unit director
Carlo Lastricati .... first assistant director
Art Department
Umberto Campagna .... assistant art director
Jean-Claude Forest .... artistic consultant (as Jean Claude Forest)
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Gérard Cogan .... special animation effects (as Gerard Cogan)
Augie Lohman .... special effects supervisor (as August Lohman)
Thierry Vincens-Fargo .... special animation effects
Carlo De Marchis .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Charles Staffell .... optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Wladimir Ivanov .... camera operator: second unit (as Vladimir Ivanov)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gloria Musetta .... wardrobe supervisor (as Gloria Mussetta)
Music Department
Bob Crewe .... music performed by
Bob Crewe .... music supervisor
Charles Fox .... conductor
Charles Fox .... lyrics by
The Glitterhouse .... music performers: songs
Ronald Frangipane .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
David Gilmour .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Arcady .... title designer
Suzanne Durrenberger .... continuity (as Suzanne Durramberger)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: John Phillip Law: Italian version (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo .... voice dubbing: Jane Fonda: Italian version (uncredited)
Robert Hossein .... voice dubbing: Ugo Tognazzi: French version (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: David Hemmings: Italian version (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi .... voice dubbing: Anita Pallenberg: Italian version (uncredited)
Lucilla Mussini .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alighiero Noschese .... voice dubbing: Italian version (uncredited)
Chuck Painter .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jean Richard .... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea: French version (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea: Italian version (uncredited)
Stefano Sibaldi .... voice dubbing: Marcel Marceau: Italian version (uncredited)
Bernard Tiphaine .... voice dubbing: John Phillip Law: French version (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Trintignant .... voice dubbing: David Hemmings: French version (uncredited)
Luigi Vannucchi .... voice dubbing: Claude Dauphin: Italian version (uncredited)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy" - USA (promotional title)
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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex)
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:G (Quebec) (cut US version) | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1969) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1969) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG (Approved No. 21677) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

The film was made and released about six years after its source French science fiction comic book of the same name by Jean-Claude Forest had been first serialized in the French publication V-Magazine in the Spring of 1962. "Barbarella" was then published as a series of four graphic novels between the years of 1962 and 1982.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the beginning, Barbarella is in zero gravity, yet her hair is falling down toward the ground.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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Movie Connections:
References The Birds (1963)See more »
An Angel is LoveSee more »


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45 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Sexed-Up and Super-Silly, 17 August 2005
Author: gftbiloxi ( from Biloxi, Mississippi

If you're looking for a cult classic, they don't come much stranger than sexed-up and super-silly BARBARELLA, the peculiar tale of an intergalactic secret agent (Jane Fonda) sent to a rebel planet to find a mad scientist named Duran Duran (Milo O'Shea.) Directed by Fonda's then-husband Roger Vadim, the film is less concerned with creating a coherent storyline than it is in finding inventive ways to strip Fonda of her already skimpy outfits.

In this it is remarkably successful, and Fonda actually has both enough sex appeal and round-eyed innocence to carry the thing off, emerging as something like a Barbie doll; John Philip Law strikes a similar note as the sexy but equally innocent "angel" Pygar. The designs are 1960s psychedelic with as many Freudian twists as the film's makers can come up with, and when all is said and done you can't help but roll your eyes in amusement.

True enough, BARBARELLA was probably much more entertaining back in the days LSD, and indeed one might read the entire thing as an acid trip time machine. No one in the cast takes the film very seriously, and neither should you; when all is said and done it has all the depth of a pancake, not so much funny as merely amusing and appealing to a very high-camp sensibility. But as cult movies go, it ranks right up at the top. Give a party and show it on a double bill with FLESH GORDON! Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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