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La belle verte (1996)

The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »

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Coline Serreau

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Coline Serreau ... Mila
Vincent Lindon ... Max
James Thierrée James Thierrée ... Mesaje (as James Thiérrée)
Samuel Tasinaje Samuel Tasinaje ... Mesaul
Marion Cotillard ... Macha
Claire Keim ... Sonia
Catherine Samie ... La femme sage
Paul Crauchet ... Osam
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Homme politique
Michel Lagueyrie Michel Lagueyrie
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Présentateur
Denis Podalydès ... Papapote
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Florence
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... Angry bmw driver
Yolande Moreau ... La boulangère
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The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their knowledge, strength and energy on the development of their minds and bodies in a natural environment which they dearly preserve and care for. Once a year, they gather in the crater of a dormant volcano to decide which planets they ought to send messengers to. There are volunteers for every planet except Earth, which is considered too polluted and too dangerous. One woman alone, Mila, decides to go there to seek out her identity, as Osam the old sage has revealed to her that she was conceived there during a previous trip by her father. Written by Polly_Kat

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Referenced in Studio Gabriel: Episode dated 13 September 1996 (1996) See more »

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Colline Serreau has created one of the most creative films of recent times ! ! !
1 August 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

La Belle verte is directed by Colline Serreau,a talented woman film maker from France who made us all laugh with joy with her 1985 film "Trois hommes et un couffin".Her film is probably the only French film of recent times that talks of nature,environment and importance of greenery in our daily existence.In La Belle verte,we see how an alien lady from a green planet descend on French capital Paris in order to gather information about the status of greenery. What follows is absolutely shocking for this alien person as she learns that earth's inhabitants have almost no respect for nature,greenery and environment. Apart from its pro nature stance,La Belle verte is also a searing attack on consumerist society where modern human beings have no idea of nature's power.This forces them to eat meat,listen to music which is nothing but cacophony.An important role in this film is played by Colline Serreau who is effective as Mila,lady from green planet.Thanks to a DVD box set of Colline Serreau's films,la Belle verte is enjoying renewed popularity as a film that has highlighted mother earth's plight.


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18 September 1996 (France) See more »

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FRF80,000,000 (estimated)
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