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Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)

Kaena: La prophétie (original title)
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On the distant planet Axis, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl, will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs to take a perilous journey and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds.

Directors:

Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon (co-director)

Writers:

Patrick Daher (story), Chris Delaporte (story) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Kaena (voice) (as Cécile De France)
Michael Lonsdale ... Opaz (voice)
Victoria Abril ... La reine (voice)
François Siener François Siener ... Voxem (voice)
Jean-Michel Farcy Jean-Michel Farcy ... Assad (voice)
Raymond Aquaviva Raymond Aquaviva ... Gommy (voice)
Jean Piat ... Le grand prêtre (voice)
Kirsten Dunst ... Kaena (voice)
Richard Harris ... Opaz (voice)
Anjelica Huston ... Queen of the Selenites (voice)
Keith David ... Voxem (voice)
Michael McShane ... Assad (voice)
Greg Proops ... Gommy (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Zehos (voice)
Tara Strong ... Essy (voice)
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Axis, a gigantic coiling plant, stretches high above the clouds. At its center, is a village whose people are in mortal danger, because Axis is withering, it's sap is drying up. The people beg their gods for help, but to no avail. Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl, will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs, to take the perilous journey through the Axis and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds. A dying world, an evil force, a terrible secret. Written by Aline

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The worlds of Astria and Tallis could not exist in reality, because they are far too close together. Although Opaz calls Tallis the "twin" of Astria, it's clearly smaller. This means it would lie inside the Roche limit of Astria, and the tidal forces exerted by the gravitational force of the larger planet would literally tear it apart. So in reality, the equatorial band of Astria would be covered in gigantic craters and the planet would be surrounded by a debris ring a bit like Saturn. And there would be no Tallis. See more »

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Voxem: And if something were to happen to you, all our race would be extinguished forever: as Queen; you must protect your future...
Queen of the Selenites: I know what you want Voxem; I know you are the last male and you crave fusion with me!
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a fun fantasy ride!

Kaena is a fun fantasy ride through gorgeous cgi animation

The movie takes place in a planet (or plant i should say) called Axis. The people of Axis live their lives according to the "Gods". The movie centers around a teenage outcast named Kaena. Kaena is an explorer and dreamer who believes greater things exist outside the small land of Axis. As the resources of the land start to drain out, the Gods become angrier and more demanding. Kaena, doubting the existence of the Gods, is sent away. On her journey, she searches for the answers she's always dreamed of. Maybe there is life out there in the "great oblivion"...

I'm really not sure why this movie received such bad reviews. It may not be the most complex story in the world, but it's still enough to capture the viewer's interest. It also has surprising good voice acting performed by Kirsten Dunst (who voices Kaena) and the late Richard Hariss. Even Greg Proops makes a decent comedic performance as a worm. Not to mention, the animation is spectacular, especially the scenery. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie.

Recommend if: *you enjoy anime/animation *you like fantasy/science fiction

Avoid if: *you have younger children (they may find some of the creatures scary)


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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

4 June 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,173, 27 June 2004

Gross USA:

$8,593

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$465,618
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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