Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Terr, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Terr finds refuge and support from fellow Oms and using the learning tool, he finds that knowledge is power and then sets to use the new found knowledge to revolt against the Draag masters...
Winner Grand Prix Cannes Film Festival 1973
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In August 2010, Eureka released a restored high-definition transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with special features including a collection of Laloux's short films and a 27-minute documentary called Laloux Sauvage. See more
In one of the shots showing the Om city, one of the Oms walking in the background blinks out of existence for a couple frames. See more
Draag child 1
It doesn't move.
Draag child 2
What a shame we can't play with her any more.
In the German version, the humans aren't called "Oms", they are simply referred to as Menschen (humans) or Menschen-Tiere (human animals). Terr's name is also given a different origin. In both the original French and English versions, Tiwa names her pet Om Terr because his father says he behaves like a "real terror". In the German dub, Tiwa settles on the name after his father compares her pet to a struggling termite. See more
Written and Performed by Alain Goraguer
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