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Gandahar (1988)

An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre-Marie Escourrou ... Sylvain (voice)
Catherine Chevallier ... Airelle (voice)
Georges Wilson ... Métamorphe (voice)
... Ambisextra (voice)
Jean-Pierre Ducos ... Blaminhor (voice)
Christine Paris ... Porte-parole (voice)
Zaira Benbabis ... Voix Enregistrées (voice)
Claude Degliame ... Voix Enregistrées (voice)
Olivier Cruveiller ... Homme-métal (voice)
Jean-Pierre Jorris ... Transformés (voice)
Dominique Maurin ... Transformés (voice) (as Dominique Maurin-Collignon)
Jean-Jacques Scheffer ... Transformés (voice)
... Transformés (voice)
Frédéric Witta ... Transformés (voice)
Philippe Noël ... Transformés (voice)
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Gandahar is a utopian world of rare beauty and tranquility, the result of extensive mutation and genetic experimentation. But the perfect peace is shattered when a mysterious evil force invades this idyllic serenity, turning people into stone with petrifying rays. The Council of Women hold court and decide to send Sylvain, son of Queen Ambisextra, on a mission to destroy the enemy. Together with the beautiful and adventurous Arielle, the enemy that Sylvain eventually discovers very far from his home is the ultimate failure of Gandaharian scientific experimentation. It is a giant brain known as the Metamorphis, which has created an indestructible army of metal men to destroy Gandahar. Sylvain must battle the Metamorphis, but not until 1000 years in the future. Written by Morpheus

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2 March 1988 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Light Years  »

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$370,698
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Trivia

The English release changed the original orchestral soundtrack to a progressive style rock, in an attempt to better fit the American audience. See more »

Quotes

Blaminhoe: We have lived in peace so long, we've neglected the possiblity of evil and we may have forgotten how to fight it.
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Referenced in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) See more »

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A beautiful adult animated science fiction
15 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie is set on a different planet. It starts with an unknown force destroying the people of a naturalistic utopia civilization. A soldier is set out on a mission to investigate this force. The story is interesting with the force slowly being revealed and then battled. There is also an interesting time travel concept which makes it more mysterious. I thought it got a little too fast-paced near the end though. The best part about this movie is the animation. It's not very refined or high quality but the style and the creativity in the design of this world and it's creatures is amazing. Most of the characters aren't interesting though. At all. The main protagonist has absolutely no personality throughout the movie and his voice acting isn't very good either,and his love interest has a bit more but still is more like a cipher. The only other main character, the villain is much better with his manipulative and all-knowing personality, and creepy voice acting. Despite it's flaws, I think this movie would be great for animation and science fiction fans.


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