Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage) (1973)

Director: René Laloux. 72 min. Rated PG. France/Czechoslovakia. Animation.

Giant aliens in a planet right out of Salvadore Dali paintings exploit humans and treat them as household pets, while stray human colonies stage a rebellion using the aliens' knowledge and technology. This Czechoslovakian animation (PG-rated, but clearly for adults) was supposedly a metaphor for the Soviet occupation, and considering it was made before the late 70s' space sci-fi boom, the immense imagination and creativity at work picturing an alien world, together with the eerie soundtrack, is quite baffling. Maybe if I was old enough to watch it at the time, it would've taken my breath away.

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