- Original title
- Running time
- 145 min.
- United States
David Lynch (Novels: Frank Herbert)
Toto, Brian Eno
Max von Sydow,
Universal Pictures. Producer: Raffaella De Laurentiis
Sci-Fi. Fantasy | Aliens. Cult Movie. Space Adventure
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Political ripples are caused when the Padishah Emperor hands ownership of the planet Arrakis from the House of Harkonnen and to their bitter enemies the Atreides family. Arrakis or ‘Dune’ is a desert planet and source of the all-important drug melange or ‘spice’, which is used by the Guild Navigators to warp space and travel from world to world. But the move is only a ruse and the Emperor sends his personal army to help the Harkonnens wipe out the Atreides. The Duke Leto is killed but his concubine Jessica and their son Paul escape into the desert and seek refuge amongst the native Fremen. Jessica, who belongs to the Bene Gesserit sisterhood that secretly manipulates the bloodlines of the empire, discovers that Paul is really the messianic Kwisatz Haderach, the culmination of the sisterhood’s breeding program and that he can see into the future is under the influence of the spice. With these powers Paul is able wield the Fremen into an invincible army. Together they stop the production of spice upon Arrakis and bring the empire to its knees.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Sound.
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