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Time Masters (1982)
"Les maîtres du temps" (original title)

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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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24 March 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Les maîtres du temps  »

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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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Spectacular
27 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As much as I did love Fantastic Planet, I think Time Masters is the better film. It is a spectacular sci-fi film and as an animated film too. While the incidental music is great and fits with each scene very well, the songs for me are nothing special and one or two don't do much to enhance the story.

That said, the story is wonderfully creative, imaginative and clever with a promising intense atmosphere and a convincing twist, and the characters are all likable with great personalities. The dialogue is simple without being too simplistic and mature without being too convoluted. The best asset about Time Masters asides from the story is the animation. The character designs are good enough, but considering when it was made the backgrounds and colours are quite stunning.

Overall, a spectacular film. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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