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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 16 March 2016 (France)
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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Self
Amanda Lear Amanda Lear ... Self
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Self
Chris Foss Chris Foss ... Self
Christian Vander Christian Vander ... Self
Devin Faraci ... Self
Diane O'Bannon Diane O'Bannon ... Self
Drew McWeeny ... Self
Gary Kurtz ... Self
H.R. Giger ... Self
Jean-Paul Gibon Jean-Paul Gibon ... Self
Jean-Pierre Vignau Jean-Pierre Vignau ... Self
Michel Seydoux Michel Seydoux ... Self
Nicolas Winding Refn ... Self
Richard Stanley ... Self
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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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The greatest science fiction movie never made

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Rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual images and drug references | See all certifications »

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This unmade film would have marked the only on screen appearance of the character Lady Margot Fenring. Despite being a high ranking Bene Gesserit and part of their machinations in Herbert's novel, the character was entirely omitted from the David Lynch film. Her role in the story was taken by Princess Irulan in the SyFy Channel miniseries version. Margot's husband, Count Hasimir Fenring, also had a significant role in Jodorowsky's script, only to be omitted entirely from Lynch's film. Unlike his wife, he did appear in the SyFy miniseries, but in a substantially reduced role from his one in the book. See more »

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Alejandro Jodorowsky: This system make of us slaves. Without dignity. WIthout depth. With a devil in our pocket. This, this incredible money are in the pocket. This money. This shit. This nothing. This paper who have nothing inside. Movies have heart. Boom-boom-boom. Have mind. Have power. Have ambition. I wanted to do something like that. Why not?
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References Hardware (1990) See more »

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Written by Roger Waters
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Fascinating, inspiring, funny
2 March 2014 | by thogstackerSee all my reviews

This is the only movie I watched twice at the True/False film festival in Columbia, Missouri in 2014. I am a fan of Frank Herbert's Dune and was pulled into the epic mythos of this 1970s film that never was.

Although the story of this "failed" project is fascinating, it was Jodorowsky's passion and drive that made me pay to see this movie twice. This is an absolute must-see for sci-fi fans but should also be viewed by artists, writers, film makers, sculptures, dancers, foley artists or anyone who has creative passion.

It is inspiring to see a man, albeit a near lunatic, with such vision, scope and ambition.


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16 March 2016 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,018, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$647,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$647,280
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