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Time Masters (1982)

Les maîtres du temps (original title)
Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Valmont ...
Jaffar (voice)
Michel Elias ...
Silbad (voice)
Frédéric Legros ...
Piel (voice)
Yves-Marie Maurin ...
Matton (voice) (as Yves-Marie)
Monique Thierry ...
Belle (voice)
Sady Rebbot ...
Claude (voice)
Patrick Baujin ...
Jad (voice)
Pierre Tourneur ...
Yula (voice)
Alain Cuny ...
Xul (voice)
Yves Brainville ...
Général (voice)
Michel Barbey ...
Igor (voice)
Jim Bauman ...
Lowry (voice)
Michel Paulin ...
Pixa (voice)
François Chaumette ...
Robot (voice)
Henry Djanik ...
Un soldat (voice)
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Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid and hurries across space toward Perdide. Written by Loic Henry-Greard <lhenrygr@cma.inria.fr>

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UPDATE: As of 23/07/2008 an English language version of this film no-longer resides with the BBC. See more »

Quotes

Angel: The creature denies happiness!
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Soundtracks

(various songs)
Lyrics by Jacques Lanzman
Music by Jean-Pierre Boutayre
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Imaginative sci-fi
3 April 2005 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Animation is the perfect medium for sci-fi. Unfortunately, few animated sci-fi films have lived up to their potential. French animation master René Laloux is definitely one who let his imagination run amok in his medium. He is best known for his 1973 film Fantastic Planet. He must have had a difficult time getting funded for other projects, because he only ever made two more features. He died just a year ago. Time Masters is his second feature (he made another in 1988, called Light Years). The animation is very primitive, and not in the inventive primitiveness of Fantastic Planet. But, what it lacks in animation, it more than makes up for with its imagination. It's simply wonderful to behold. I especially love those two little telepathic creatures, referred to as "gnomes". The story is good, if not great. The ending is quite clever. I was wishing that it had gone on for at least a half an hour longer, but I won't complain, given the limited amount of material Laloux was able to produce in his lifetime.


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