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Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.


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The Great Tyrant
Concierge / Durand-Durand
Professor Ping
President of Earth
Captain Moon (as Veronique Vendell)
Giancarlo Cobelli ...
The Revolutionary
Serge Marquand ...
Captain Sun
Nino Musco ...
The General
Franco Gulà ...
The Suicide (scenesDeleted) (as Franco Gula)
Catherine Chevallier ...
Marie Therese Chevallier ...
Umberto Di Grazia ...
Sogo Citizen
Mark Hand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Honey Autumn ...
Bald Handmaiden at Sogovian Court (uncredited)
Silvana Bacci ...
Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Loriana Bartella ...
Sinister Sister (uncredited)
Marina Bartella ...
Sinister Sister (uncredited)
Diane Bond ...
Extra (uncredited)
Vita Borg ...
Sorceress (uncredited)
Chantal Cachin ...
Revolutionary (uncredited)
Carla Cassola ...
Bearded, Redhead Man (uncredited)
Tania de Paolis ...
Fabienne Fabre ...
The Tree Woman (uncredited)
Sergio Ferrero ...
The Great Tyrant's Messenger (uncredited)
Corinne Fontaine ...
Sadre Girodani ...
Gara Granda ...
Girl (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ...
Mark Hand (uncredited) (voice)
The Great Tyrant (uncredited) (voice)
Beatrice Lanscat ...
Katiuska Lanvin ...
Judith Matah ...
Janet McLeod ...
Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Susan Moren ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)
Gabriella Morganti ...
María Teresa Orsini ...
Suicide Girl (uncredited)
Talitha Pol ...
Pipe-Smoking Girl (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ...
Professor Ping (uncredited) (voice)
Fred Robsahm ...
Dildano's Assistant (uncredited)
Carla Rousso ...
Jean-Paul (uncredited)
Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Tall Man at Party (uncredited)
Sogo Kidnapper (uncredited)
Barbara Winer ...

Directed by

Roger Vadim

Written by

Jean-Claude Forest ... (from the best seller "Barbarella" by) (as Jean Claude Forest)
Terry Southern ... (screenplay) and
Roger Vadim ... (screenplay)
Claude Brulé ... (screenplay in collaboration with) (as Claude Brule) and
Vittorio Bonicelli ... (screenplay in collaboration with) and
Clement Biddle Wood ... (screenplay in collaboration with) and
Brian Degas ... (screenplay in collaboration with) and
Tudor Gates ... (screenplay in collaboration with) and
Jean-Claude Forest ... (screenplay in collaboration with) (as Jean Claude Forest)
Charles B. Griffith ... (screenplay in collaboration with) (uncredited)

Produced by

Dino De Laurentiis ... producer

Music by

Bob Crewe
Charles Fox

Cinematography by

Claude Renoir ... director of photography

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)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Massimo Palmieri ... construction manager (uncredited)
Kája Saudek ... Czech poster designer (uncredited)

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
Carlo De Marchis ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Carlo Rambaldi ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Charles Staffell ... optical effects


Rico Lopez ... stunt double (uncredited)

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 / music supervisor
Charles Fox ... conductor / 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)
Pino Colizzi ... voice dubbing: John Phillip Law: Italian version (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo ... voice dubbing: Jane Fonda: Italian version (uncredited)
Robert Hossein ... voice dubbing: Ugo Tognazzi: French version (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello ... voice dubbing: David Hemmings: Italian version (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi ... voice dubbing: Anita Pallenberg: Italian version (uncredited)
Lucilla Mussini ... production assistant (uncredited)
Alighiero Noschese ... voice dubbing: Italian version (uncredited)
Chuck Painter ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jean Richard ... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea: French version (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea: Italian version (uncredited)
Stefano Sibaldi ... voice dubbing: Marcel Marceau: Italian version (uncredited)
Bernard Tiphaine ... voice dubbing: John Phillip Law: French version (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... voice dubbing: David Hemmings: French version (uncredited)
Luigi Vannucchi ... voice dubbing: Claude Dauphin: Italian version (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which dispenses Essence of Man through a poor victim struggling in its glass globe. You can not help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what minimal clothes our heroine seemed to possess. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines 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 »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (United States)
  • Barbarella, la Venus del espacio (Spain)
  • Barbarela (Serbia)
  • Barbarella, rumpigen og den sorte tyran (Denmark)
  • Barbarela (Portugal)
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  • 98 min
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Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Dildano's password, "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch", is the name of a real village in Wales, UK. It's also the UK's longest place name. See more »
Goofs In the beginning, Barbarella is in zero gravity, yet her hair falls down toward the ground. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982). See more »
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Crazy Credits In the opening credits, the letters in the words move around in an attempt to obscure Barbarella's nudity. See more »
Quotes Barbarella: What's that screaming? A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming...
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