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Les mille merveilles de l'univers (1997)

Humanity lives in fear of an alien invasion: for the first time in history, a coded message from outer space has reached planet Earth. A few months later, the 12,000 residents of Sepulveda ... See full summary »

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Jean-Michel Roux
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Credited cast:
Tchéky Karyo ... Professor Larsen
Julie Delpy ... Eva Purpur
Chick Ortega Chick Ortega ... Oscar
Féodor Atkine ... Purpur
Maria de Medeiros ... President Blandine Brucker
Pascale Bussières ... Lily
James Hyndman ... Stavro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Champagne Suzanne Champagne ... Une manifestante
Alain Chicoine Alain Chicoine ... Le cameraman
Catherine Colvey ... La journaliste de Rézo Zéro
Jean-Philippe Côté Jean-Philippe Côté ... Un soldat
Claude Desparois Claude Desparois ... Un technicien
Christian Drolet Christian Drolet ... Un technicien de l'aéronautique
Anne Drybergh Anne Drybergh ... Une danseuse
Francine Duberry Francine Duberry ... La danseuse morte
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Humanity lives in fear of an alien invasion: for the first time in history, a coded message from outer space has reached planet Earth. A few months later, the 12,000 residents of Sepulveda vanish. Authorities immediately quarantine the area, a free zone where drug trafficking and illicit sex were the most common businesses. When strange magnetic phenomena are observed, military authorities grudgingly concede the possibility of an alien offensive, and send professor Larsen -a renowned astrophysicist specialized in UFOs- to lead a quick investigation in the ghost town. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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The things you have to suffer as a Julie Delpy fan!!
21 July 2005 | by ian-horn1See all my reviews

First thing i should say is that i am a huge Julie Delpy fan. But even with this bias, i cannot recommend this film. I have the DVD which contains an English and french version of the film. Having watched both, i would suggest watching the french version..........but only if you cannot speak french!! It really is better not to know what is being said and not to be sure what is going on. The story is preposterous, the dialogue is insulting and the acting pure B-list (at best). At no time do you feel empathy with any of the characters. When they die the only thought that went through my head was "Thank god, now just kill the others and i can stop watching" I wish i could say something positive about this film but i cant. Even my love of Julie Delpy cannot save it for me. The lead actors in this film have been in such films as Nikita, Before Sunrise, Pulp Fiction and Ronin (according to the DVD credits). They should have known better!!


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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 July 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost planet - Les mille merveilles de l'univers See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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FRF60,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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