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The Thousand Wonders of the Universe / Jean-Michel Roux

  • Country and year: France / Canada 1997
  • Rating: 16
  • Duration: 86 min
  • Director: Jean-Michel Roux
  • Writer: Régine Abadia, Alexis Galmot, Jean-Michel Roux
  • Producer(s): Eric Altmeyer, François Fries, Jean Martial Lefranc, Claude Léger
  • Cinematographer: Michel Amathieu
  • Music: Mick Harris and Scorn, Dmitri Chostakovitch, Treponem Pal, Kni Crik
  • Cast: Tchéky Karyo, Julie Delpy, Chick Ortega, Maria de Medeiros, Féodor Atkine, Pascale Bussières, James Hyndman
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Format: 35 mm

“Reaches the spirit and the visual style of the small science-fiction productions that flourished in Europe of the 60s, especially in Italy”
Olivier Père / Les Inrockuptibles

“Vibrant colours and a universe akin to that of Enki Bilal”
Par Mouïel Judith / L’Express

“Sometimes comes across as a latter-day Barbarella”
David Stratton / Variety

“Some time in the future, humanity awaits with trepidation an alien invasion. Professor Larsen (Tchéky Karyo), who runs the International Center for Astro Monitoring, has intercepted a coded message from outer space that he believes means danger for humanity. When 12,000 people vanish into thin air in the red-light district known as Sepulveda, the authorities give Larsen 24 hours to solve the mystery. He enters the depleted zone in the company of Eva (Julie Delpy), a security officer who is also the daughter of Purpur (Féodor Atkine) a half-man, half-woman, and a powerful force in the government. Also along for the ride are Oscar (Chick Ortega), Larsen’s lab assistant, and Stavro (James Hyndman), a bodyguard.” – David Stratton / Variety

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