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

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Pierre-Marie Escourrou ...
Sylvain (voice)
Catherine Chevallier ...
Airelle (voice)
Georges Wilson ...
Métamorphe (voice)
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Ambisextra (voice)
Jean-Pierre Ducos ...
Blaminhor (voice)
Christine Paris ...
Porte-parole (voice)
Zaira Benbabis ...
Claude Degliame ...
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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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)  »

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Light Years  »

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$370,698 (USA)
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The film is based on the novel "Les Hommes-machines contre Gandahar" (The Machine-Men versus Gandahar) by Jean-Pierre Andrevon. See more »

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Sylvain: [half-conscious] No, don't turn me to stone... don't steal my body... don't steal my body...
Airelle: [mischievously] I don't steal, but I might borrow.
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This Is An Excellent Film
4 October 2005 | by (Greensboro, NC, United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film since I was about 11 years old (no rental store has it), however this is an excellent movie, filled with prophecies, rebellion, and good morals.

Gandahar is set during a time when an empire rules the world with a steady fist, and a person is sent to the future to fulfill a prophecy created by the ruler 1000 years before. "Gandahr was will be saved." Gandahar details how a person from the past tries to save the future.

Gandahar reminds me of Frank Herbert's Dune series. If you like Dune, Blade Runner, Star Wars, The Matrix, or any George Lucas film, then this movie is definitely worth a watch.


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