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Les maîtres du temps (1982)

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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Valmont ... Jaffar (voice)
Michel Elias ... Silbad (voice)
Frédéric Legros ... Piel (voice)
Yves-Marie Maurin ... Matton (voice) (as Yves-Marie)
Monique Thierry ... Belle (voice)
Sady Rebbot ... Claude (voice)
Patrick Baujin ... Jad (voice)
Pierre Tourneur ... Yula (voice)
... Xul (voice)
Yves Brainville ... Général (voice)
... Igor (voice)
Jim Bauman ... Lowry (voice)
Michel Paulin ... Pixa (voice)
François Chaumette ... Robot (voice)
Henry Djanik ... Un soldat (voice)
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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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Both director René Laloux and Jean Giraud (Moebius) traveled to Hungary to supervise the beginning of the production. According to other workers, neither were familiar with the intricacies of celluloid animation, so when Moebius saw the first animation tests, he was amazed to see his figures in motion. See more »

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Angel: The creature denies happiness!
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Soundtracks

various songs
Lyrics by Jacques Lanzmann
Music by Jean-Pierre Bourtayre
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Best animated sci-fi film ever made (OK, don't count anime)
17 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember I was very young when I saw this movie first. It was famous in Hungary as it was a co-production of French and Hungarian filmmakers (e.g. the animation director was Hungarian). I did enjoy it then, although I could not understand everything. Sometimes I felt it was quite scary. But still, it deserved the best Children's Film award in 1982.

Now I have seen it with friends who remembered how cool we felt then. And it was cool again. Okay, maybe the two songs during the movie were not as incredibly cool as everything else in the movie (okay, so they should have forgotten making people sing in a sci-fi) but well...that's the only tiny problem. Everything else is really cool. Sorry, I don't wanna give away anything from the story but it's truly amazing. Did you go to see Titan A.E.? That was quite good, but very American and quite senseless. This movie is different. Much smarter. Classic sci-fi.

If you don't think only American-type happy ending can be the end of a movie, but something like the ending of 12 monkeys or other almost-perfect movies, go and watch this one. You'll enjoy.

9,5 stars of 10!!!!


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