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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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Director:
Writers:
Jean-Claude Forest (comic "Barbarella") and
Claude Brulé (collaborating writer) ...
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Release Date:
10 October 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Who seduces an angel? Who strips in space? Who conveys love by hand? Who gives up the pill? Who takes sex to outer space? Who's the girl of the 21st century? Who nearly dies of pleasure? See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Pop Art See more (173 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
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)
Lucilla Mussini .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chuck Painter .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
98 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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 | 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?

Trivia:
The name of the laser weapon created by scientist Durand Durand (Milo O'Shea) was "The Positronic Ray". A "death ray" weapon was not uncommon in spy-fi films of the 1960s when this movie was made. The Barbarella character in this film has been described on DVD sleeve notes as being a "female James Bond".See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Although Pygar claims that the Great Tyrant put out his eyes, they are in fact quite visible; he wore a blindfold over them in the original comic.See more »
Quotes:
[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:
Soundtrack:
Love Theme from 'Barbarella'See more »

FAQ

Was Barbarella a virgin before meeting the Fur Trapper?
Will there be a remake?
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51 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Pop Art, 25 July 2002
Author: Bucs1960 from West Virginia

I'm not sure if I liked this film or hated it!! It reminds me of "Danger:Diabolik", that flash trash movie also with John Phillip Law. It is bright and loud and trashy with a little soft porn thrown in for good measure. It does tend to hold your interest throughout, maybe because you can't wait to see what outrageous scene will assault your senses next. And oh, all that phallic symbolism! Roger Vadim certainly exploited Jane Fonda in this one and she would probably like to forget the whole thing....but you've got to admit she doesn't look too bad in that plastic see-through bustier. John Phillip Law, who is a handsome devil(oops, angel), plays the part of the blind angel, Pygar, without emotion or feeling....but he played every character he ever portrayed exactly the same way. He wasn't much of an actor but it works here. This film screams the 60's, so turn on, tune out, plug in your lava lamp and take a look at it. You'll love it or hate it but you are guaranteed to have fun with it. It's the epitome of pop art!

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