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No Bollocks Presents: Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage)

72 mins
1973
BBFC PG

Rene Laloux's mesmerising psychedelic sci-fi is a landmark of European animation. Based on Stefan Wul’s novel Oms en serie, Laloux's breathtaking vision immediately drew comparisons to Swift's Gulliver's Travels. La Planète Sauvage tells the story of "Oms", human-like creatures, kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue giants called "Draags". The story takes place on the Draags’ planet where an Om called Terr manages to escape enslavement and begins to organise an Om revolt.

The imagination invested in the surreal creatures, music and sound design, and eerie landscapes, is immense and unforgettable. The direction of Rene Laloux, the incredible art of Roland Topor, and Alain Goraguer's brilliant complementary score (much sampled by the hip-hop community) all combine to make La Planète Sauvage a mind-altering experience.


Director:
Rene Laloux