Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Terr, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Terr finds refuge and support from fellow Oms and using the learning tool, he finds that knowledge is power and then sets to use the new found knowledge to revolt against the Draag masters...
Winner Grand Prix Cannes Film Festival 1973
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Adapted from the sci-fi novel "Oms en série" by Pierre Pairault (under the pseudonym Stefan Wul). Although the film follows the book's basic premise more or less faithfully, there are significant differences. The movie places great emphasis on the Draags' meditation ceremonies, making them a vital part of the climax as the Oms threaten to disrupt them, which would doom the Draags to extinction. The book doesn't touch on this subject at all, and the climax involves an actual weaponized conflict between the two species. The film ends with the Oms moving to an artificial moon, while in the book, they settle on an uninhabited island. See more
The color of Tiwa's fingernails often changes from blue to teal. See more
After a while, I lost my intimacy with Tiwa. As she grew up, she gave up her playthings.
Deprived of lessons, I decided to run away.
The Italian version dubs baby Terr's whimpering when Tiwa first takes him home and gives him a collar. See more
Conseil Des Draags
Written and Performed by Alain Goraguer
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