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Planetarium (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 11 August 2017 (USA)
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"Planetarium" follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.


Rebecca Zlotowski


Rebecca Zlotowski (screenplay), Robin Campillo (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Laura Barlow
Lily-Rose Depp ... Kate Barlow
Emmanuel Salinger Emmanuel Salinger ... André Korben
Amira Casar ... Eva Saïd
Pierre Salvadori Pierre Salvadori ... André Servier
Louis Garrel ... Fernand Prouvé
David Bennent ... Juncker
Damien Chapelle ... Louis
Jerzy Rogulski Jerzy Rogulski ... Professeur Ulé
Camille Lellouche Camille Lellouche ... La mariée
Christophe Odent ... Ange Ceccadi
Kamel Abdelli ... Bonell
Michel Zlotowski Michel Zlotowski ... Père Korben
Talina Boyaci Talina Boyaci ... Mme Lefebvre
Benoît Forgeard Benoît Forgeard ... Médecin


In restless 1930s Paris, the American sisters and spiritual mediums, Laura and Kate Barlow, are an authentic psychic act touring pre-war Europe. Indeed, such is their reputation, that sceptical but curious spectators join them on stage, eager to experience a hypnotic séance with the dearly departed. As one thing leads to another, the French film producer, André Korben, dazzled by the sisters' extraordinary psychic ability during a performance, decides to enlist their help, in high hopes of capturing even the faintest suggestion of a real paranormal manifestation. Little by little, World War II creeps in, and Korben's prestige rests entirely on the success of this single effort. But, are the Barlow Sisters nothing but an elaborate hoax, or do they genuinely possess the dark gift? Written by Nick Riganas

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Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp play sisters. Natalie is 34 and Lily-Rose is 16. See more »


Laura Barlow: I do not know. I was not there, but at the same time I was completely naked. I was ashamed.
André Servier: It does. That's why you were so beautiful. You have to give in, give up.
Laura Barlow: Give up what?
André Servier: To understand.To think that you need to have experienced the emotions to portray them.That's why you play, to experience some things stronger. It annoys him not to have done it, and so do the film.
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Planetarium - an enigmatic film if any ...
25 March 2017 | by thor2029See all my reviews

My opinion---

"Planetarium" is a film by Rebecca Zlotowski, we can say that we are in a movie with a rather singular atmosphere, a little enigmatic and fantastic. The movies has the merit of having three talented actors "Natalie Portman (incredibly efficient and beautiful), Lily-Rose Depp (fascinating) and Emmanuel Salinger (magnificent)" they knew how to make us feel all their emotions through their roles Respectively. There is a fairly successful plot in a rather special world too. The realization was perfect.

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Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$625, 13 August 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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