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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
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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 tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
The greatest psychedelic science fiction sex comedy ever made! See more (169 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
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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 | 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:
Crew or equipment visible: During the opening sequence you can see the reflection of a camera on the front of her helmet, as her face is being revealed.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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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Was Barbarella a virgin before meeting the Fur Trapper?
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70 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
The greatest psychedelic science fiction sex comedy ever made!, 26 March 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I first saw 'Barbarella' on TV as a small child in the 1970s and along with 'The Omega Man', 'One Million Years B.C.', and 'Jason and the Argonauts' the movie blew my tiny little mind! I think my interest in cult and bizarre began from seeing this classic slice of 1960s psychedelic trash for the first time. This is one of the silliest movies ever made, but still one of the most entertaining. Jane Fonda, then at the peak of her sex kitten period (history lesson - this was before "radical Jane" and "corporate Jane"), has never looked lovelier than in this movie, and manages to really pull off Barbarella's wide-eyed innocence. Anita Pallenberg (co-star of 'Performance' and then Keith Richards' "old lady") is stunning as The Great Tyrant, even if her voice is dubbed, and her handful of scenes with Fonda are unforgettable. The rest of the eclectic supporting cast includes cult favourites John Phillip Law ('Diabolik') as Pygar, the blind angel, David Hemmings ('Profondo Rosso') as Dildano a revolutionary, and Milo O'Shea ('Theatre Of Blood') as renegade Earth scientist Duran Duran. 'Barbarella' contains some of the most striking and surreal images of the 1960s (the doll attack scene is one of my all time favourites!), and is definitely one of the most bizarre science fiction movies ever made. Like many of the 1960s more excessive movies it is a real love it or hate it proposition. I love it of course, and think it, Russ Meyer's 'Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!', and Roger Corman's 'The Trip' are the three greatest 1960s trash classics. This is simply absolutely essential viewing for all 1960s buffs, science fiction or otherwise. Long live 'Barbarella'!

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