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Time Masters (1982)

Les maîtres du temps (original title)
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 »

Director:

René Laloux

Writers:

Stefan Wul (novel), René Laloux (scenario and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Valmont Jean Valmont ... Jaffar (voice)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... Silbad (voice)
Frédéric Legros Frédéric Legros ... Piel (voice)
Yves-Marie Maurin Yves-Marie Maurin ... Matton (voice) (as Yves-Marie)
Monique Thierry Monique Thierry ... Belle (voice)
Sady Rebbot Sady Rebbot ... Claude (voice)
Patrick Baujin Patrick Baujin ... Jad (voice)
Pierre Tourneur Pierre Tourneur ... Yula (voice)
Alain Cuny ... Xul (voice)
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Général (voice)
Michel Barbey ... Igor (voice)
Jim Bauman Jim Bauman ... Lowry (voice)
Michel Paulin Michel Paulin ... Pixa (voice)
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... Robot (voice)
Henry Djanik 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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Language:

French

Release Date:

24 March 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospodari vremena See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to editor Dominique Boischot, while the film wasn't as popular in Europe as Fantastic Planet (1973), it developed a larg cult following in the United States. In reality however, the film remained obscure in the US and is actually better remembered in Europe, especially its countries of origin and in the UK, where it would frequently air on television. See more »

Quotes

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Soundtracks

various songs
Lyrics by Jacques Lanzmann
Music by Jean-Pierre Bourtayre
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a very young child is stranded on a dangerous and sinister planet after his parents are killed.
22 December 2004 | by saharadeatonSee all my reviews

I saw this film when I was about 15 when it was shown on British television. I was already a big fan of Alien and Bladerunner but didn't realise then that Jean Giraud (moebius), the concept artist behind some of the costumes on those films was the artist behind this film. The film made a big impression on me and I spent years trying to find out what it was. Finally I described it to an anime-fan friend of mine and he knew it. Although animation has moved on I still think the look of the film is really good, and the story is quite unsettling especially when you're on the planet with the boy, there is a real sense of menace. There's a body count! okay so it's a little bit dated, there are two pretty cheesy songs in it and a cute moppet kid but that's part of it's charm. Don't forget it was made in the early eighties (in fact it looks more seventies). I'll give it an 9/10, i'm afraid it loses one because of the songs.


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