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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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The sounds of the giant insects were created via recording onions frying in a pan. See more »

Quotes

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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a very young child is stranded on a dangerous and sinister planet after his parents are killed.
22 December 2004 | by See 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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