The movie

Dune

Fantasy cinema at its best, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s thorny and mysterious sci-fi classic

Length: 155 min
Country: Verenigde Staten
Language spoken: Engels
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Fergusson, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2020

Description

Fantasy cinema at its best, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s thorny and mysterious sci-fi classic—famous for having defeated the protean powers of David Lynch when he attempted to adapt it in 1984—gives us the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a young man as gifted as he is brilliant, who, because he wants to preserve the future of his family and his people, will have to go to the most dangerous planet in the universe—the only one able to provide the most precious resource in the world, ‘spice’, which is capable of multiplying the power of mankind. As evil forces vie for control of this planet, only those who manage to overcome their fear will be able to survive ... ‘An epic of otherworldly brilliance… “Dune” is dense, moody and quite often sublime—the missing link bridging the multiplex and the arthouse… Good heavens, what a film. The drama is played out with relish by an ensemble cast… and Villeneuve is confident enough to let the temperature slowly build before the big operatic set-pieces eventually break cover. He has constructed an entire world for us here, thick with myth and mystery.’—Xan Brooks, The Guardian