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Dune (1984, Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis)

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In Frank Herbert’s epic, Lynch and his writers realised the classic novel for the screen and, said Variety, ‘a great deal of imagination has been poured into visualising Herbert’s universe.’ In bare synopsis, the stunning space story, set in the year 10,991 is the story of a warrior saviour (KYLE MacLACHLAN) who comes to power and leads the lowly inhabitants of the planet Dune, the sole source of the coveted spice melange, to victory over the evil emperor and his minion.

‘All down the line’, said Variety, ‘the contributions of the production team are quite special… there’s just about always something going on for the senses to appreciate. The cast is first rate…’. FRANCESCA ANNIS and JURGEN PROCHNOW make an outstandingly attractive royal couple, SIAN PHILLIPS is mesmerising as the powerful witch, BRAD DOURIF is effectively loony. Time Out praised ‘some of the most impressive sci-fi set designs since Blade Runner (all Victorian Gothic pipes, hissing steam and heavy duty brass)… KENNETH MACMILLAN is enjoyably outrageous as the bloated, floating boil-covered baddy’.

production details
USA | 137 minutes | 1984

Writer and Director: David Lynch
Novel: Frank Herbert

cast
Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides
Francesca Annis as Lady Jessica Atreides
Jürgen Prochnow as Duke Leto Atreides
Kenneth McMillan as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Freddie Jones as Thufir Hawat
Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck
Richard Jordan as Duncan Idaho
Siân Phillips as Rev. Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Sting as Feyd Rautha
Brad Dourif as Piter De Vries
Dean Stockwell as Dr. Wellington Yueh
Everett McGill as Stilgar
Sean Young as Chani
José Ferrer as Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Max von Sydow as Dr. Liet Kynes
Alicia Witt as Alia
Linda Hunt as Shadout Mapes
Virginia Madsen as Princess Irulan
Silvana Mangano as Rev. Mother Ramallo
Jack Nance as Capt. Iakin Nefud
Leonardo Cimino as The Baron’s Doctor
Danny Corkill as Orlop
Honorato Magaloni as Otheym
Judd Omen as Jamis
Molly Wryn as Harah
Angélica Aragón as Bene Gesserit Sister (uncredited)
David Lynch as Spice Miner (uncredited)
Ernesto Laguardia as Harkonnen’s Victim (uncredited)
Ramón Menéndez as Kinet (uncredited)
Humberto Elizondo as Czigo (uncredited)
Claudia Ramírez as Fremen Girl (uncredited)
Miguel Cane as Little Fremen Boy (uncredited)
Thomas Ebert as House Atreides Guard (uncredited)
Ana Ofelia Murguía as Palace Maid (uncredited)
Julieta Rosen as Palace Maid (uncredited)
Margarita Sanz as Lady Jessica’s Maid (uncredited)
John Sabol as Fedaykin Fighter (uncredited)
Jacqueline Voltaire as (uncredited)

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