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Valérian et la Cité des Mille Planètes (2017)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (original title)
Tous publics | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 26 July 2017 (France)
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A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.



(based on the comic book series "Valerian and Laureline" by), (based on the comic book series "Valerian and Laureline" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergeant Neza
General Okto-Bar
President of the World State Federation
Captain Crowford
Captain Norton
Captain Welcoming Mercurys
Captain Welcoming Palm Müret
Captain Welcoming Arysum (as Benoit Jacquot)


In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

26 July 2017 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Valérian et la Cité des Mille Planètes  »


Box Office


$177,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,007,624, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,479,370, 21 September 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,874,228, 31 December 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


After suffering a record loss of $135 million in the previous year, EuropaCorp had set its hopes on Valerian to turn in a much-needed profit. However, after the commercial failure of the film and a subsequent drop in company stocks of over 40%, deputy CEO Edouard de Vesinne was forced to step down from his position. See more »


Bubble Dance - whip scene. Rihanna whips the glass and from it the lemon umbrella and the starfruit falls. In the next scene, the starfruit reappears on the glass. See more »


Sergeant Laureline: I'd rather that you took me somewhere other than a giant trash can!
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Crazy Credits

The subtitle of this film, (City of a Thousand Planets,) is an amalgam of the titles of the first two Valerian comics, "City of Shifting Waters," and "Empire of a Thousand Planets." See more »


Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
(c) Onward Music
(p) Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC
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20 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Watching 'Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets' I was reminded what makes Science Fiction so enjoyable. It's not the space fights, the cool alien life forms, the futuristic metropolis. It's that all these things remind us how infinite this space is, how tiny our existence, and how precious.

You probably have no idea what I am talking about. Just go watch this fantastic movie and you will understand. To make it short: This movie was perfect. It is a breathtaking, overwhelming vision of the celebrated comics, brought to life with heartblood by Luc Besson.

The less you know about the story the better. The film naming hero Valerian is connected through his dreams to a distant planet. It involves war between races, military intrigue, love & death, but more then any other SciFi movie, this one is about the journey not the destination. The countless side stories, and side characters are what makes this a breathing version of an unforgettable universe. This is the best Sci Fiction film I've seen since 'The Matrix'.

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