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Planetarium (2016)




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Paris, at the end of the 30s, Laura and Kate Barlow are two young sister fortune-tellers, just finishing their European tour. Exhausted by the tour and faced with the competition of new practices, they meet André Korben, a big cinema producer. He is a controversial visionary; the owner of the largest cinema studio in France, using the latest American techniques to keep his company out of the doldrums. Out of a desire to test his own scepticism and a keen sense of curiosity, Korben invites the two sisters to hold a private séance: the result turns his world upside down. He is so disturbed he offers them a contract to try out ambitious experiments... He tells himself that cinema must innovate and surprise to evolve: that he can make the first truly authentic ghost-film. But Laura quickly gathers that Korben has other, more secret reasons for having employed them. Together they end up forming a strange family with increasingly disturbing relations...


Lily-Rose Depp
as Kate Barlow
Natalie Portman
as Laura Barlow
Amira Casar
as Eva Said
Louis Garrel
as Fernand Prouve
Emmanuel Salinger
as Andre Korben
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Critic Reviews for Planetarium

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

A movie of only superficial pleasures, offering little emotional resonance beyond an expected late-act leaning toward Europe's troubles to come.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A meandering mess.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…

A good-looking misfire.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…

There are plenty of movies about movies that put a spotlight on creating movie magic. This may be the first one about actual magic in movies.

March 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

a fascinating curio of a film, but not much more.

March 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Though handsomely produced and rich in subject matter, the scattered focus-with none of the plot strands even half-way developed-comes across as one long expositional setup.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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