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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
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coline Serreau ... Mila
Vincent Lindon ... Max
James Thierrée James Thierrée ... Mesaje (as James Thiérrée)
Samuel Tasinaje Samuel Tasinaje ... Mesaul
Marion Cotillard ... Macha
Claire Keim 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 September 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Besuch vom andern Stern See more »

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Australia See more »

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FRF 80,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Simple and beautiful
25 October 2006 | by HenrikAjaxSee all my reviews

Once again I am struck by the original talent of Coline Serreau, who shows in "la Belle Verte", in a very simple and yet beautifully profound way, all the insane sides of humanity. Very much unlike her later film "Chaos" (2001) ,the choice of style and expression for "La Belle Verte" is a very undemanding form of comedy, which gives the movie an altogether very light tone, totally free of complexions and not at all inviting to intellectual debate. She simply points to the almost ridiculously obvious differences between a life of beauty and respect of life and one of disease, stress and egoic battle. Interesting is off course also to see the director herself in the leading part. Merci Madame! /Henrik Ajax


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