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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 ... 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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Hard Scifi goes lowtone wierd
2 September 2000 | by macdiogenesSee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite SciFi-flicks. Its a about the mysterious dissaperance of the 12000 citizens of pleasure-island Sepulveda. Because of the suspision on alien abduction astronomy-professor Larsen (Karyo) is called in to handle the investigation. This movie has the sense-of-wonder element typical for hard scifi litterature and movies (such as 2001) whitout the dryness typical for that genre. It is lowtone wierd, with hypnotic female president of the world, psychadelicsusing general, genderless maniac organdealer, telephacy-cybernetics, a blue guard, swat-team uprisings and more.


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Release Date:

16 July 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Canada

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FRF60,000,000 (estimated)
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