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Gandahar (1988)

An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre-Marie Escourrou ...
Sylvain (voice)
Catherine Chevallier ...
Airelle (voice)
Georges Wilson ...
Métamorphe (voice)
...
Ambisextra (voice)
Jean-Pierre Ducos ...
Blaminhor (voice)
Christine Paris ...
Porte-parole (voice)
Zaira Benbabis ...
Voix Enregistrées (voice)
Claude Degliame ...
Voix Enregistrées (voice)
Olivier Cruveiller ...
Homme-métal (voice)
Jean-Pierre Jorris ...
Transformés (voice)
Dominique Maurin ...
Transformés (voice) (as Dominique Maurin-Collignon)
Jean-Jacques Scheffer ...
Transformés (voice)
Jean Saudray ...
Transformés (voice)
Frédéric Witta ...
Transformés (voice)
Philippe Noël ...
Transformés (voice)
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Storyline

Gandahar is a utopian world of rare beauty and tranquility, the result of extensive mutation and genetic experimentation. But the perfect peace is shattered when a mysterious evil force invades this idyllic serenity, turning people into stone with petrifying rays. The Council of Women hold court and decide to send Sylvain, son of Queen Ambisextra, on a mission to destroy the enemy. Together with the beautiful and adventurous Arielle, the enemy that Sylvain eventually discovers very far from his home is the ultimate failure of Gandaharian scientific experimentation. It is a giant brain known as the Metamorphis, which has created an indestructible army of metal men to destroy Gandahar. Sylvain must battle the Metamorphis, but not until 1000 years in the future. Written by Morpheus

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2 March 1988 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Light Years  »

Box Office

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$370,698 (USA)
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Trivia

The film is rated PG-13 in the United States for weird and surreal image and animated nudity. See more »

Quotes

Sylvain: My quest began with a riddle. 'In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can't be avoided will be.
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Referenced in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) See more »

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forgotten animation masterpiece
26 September 1999 | by (Vermont) – See all my reviews

It truly is a shame that no one's ever heard of this breathtakingly beautiful piece of animation. It's also a shame that animation is not usually employed in America as an adult art form. Animation shows us lifeforms and landscapes the likes of which cannot be seen on this Earth. Anyway, this is an amazing film that should be checked out by all anime fans as well as fans of films like Heavy Metal, or master animator Ralph Bakshi's works. Light Years is one of the most enlightening animated works on this planet.


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