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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

Writer:

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 ... 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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Alternate Versions

Russian 2007 PAL DVD clocks at 01:31:27 and restores a two-minute scene deleted from wider releases. This scene if the first of the two television show fragments that the characters watch 53 minutes into the movie. See more »

Connections

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

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A glimmer of hope
17 November 2004 | by merlin9877See all my reviews

As opposed to the last reviewer, I found this movie completely refreshing. Finally, a movie that presents the quirks of our modern and frantic living in a very humorous and simple way (check out Kooyaanisqatsi if you need a more abstract and poetic view). This movie doesn't "try" to make you laugh, you just do so because you can see yourself in it.

This may not be a movie that Americans will quite get into since the type of humor and cultural background is very French in deed (and it does point out the absurdity of a lot of things we do here in North America as well as in Europe). It is highly commendable for the social comments it passes (just check out the scene where Vincent Lindon accidentally scratches someone else's car's rear view mirror or when the baby doesn't exist since it doesn't have papers). The movie as a lyrical feel to it and gives us hope. We just have to listen a bit closely. I give it a solid 7,5/10


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Budget:

FRF80,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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