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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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Storyline

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 »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Budget:

FRF 80,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A complete new vision of where we come from
15 November 2014 | by Moises PerezSee all my reviews

This movie gives a new perspective about things. It goes way beyond our roots as human beings and teach us to appreciate the very basic of out way of life.

Since it was written, directed and acted by Coline Serreau, whose mind have created one of the most interesting "futures" or "origins" of the human race. Because it differs from all the robots, clones, zombies, chaos, destruction, desolation, etc. that we have seen across the ages.

Humorously presented, it touches a very special feeling in us as humans and leaves us thinking why, really, are we here.

It may be kind of hard to see for some people because it touches all of our main aspects in life: politics, religion, classes and races. But make no mistake, this picture should be seen by everybody. You won't regret.


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