Saturday, November 07, 2009

the fantastic planet

as she grew up, she gave up her playthings...


the oms are human like people, living on a planet inhabited by the draags; giant humanoid creatures who treat the oms as pets or pests, depending on whether they are "domesticated" or "wild". when terr, an om who was taken as a pet by tiwa, a young draag, begins to share the education that his mistress is receiving, he escapes and joins the ranks of the wild oms, striving for recognition and freedom from the oppression of the draags...

the second film in my rene laloux double-bill, this time from 1973 and made in czechoslovakia, as an allegory of the countries occupation by the russians. surprisingly, this is a much more powerful film than 'gandahar' and is imbued with much more style and a better soundtrack that the later production.

good stuff...

the dvd is £14.99 from play.com

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