Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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  • Director

    Luc Besson

  • Countries

    United Arab Emirates Belgium People's Republic of China France Germany USA

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  • Genres

    Science Fiction Action and Adventure

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Alternative titles

  • Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes Original
  • Valérian Working


In the year 2740, special operatives Major Valerian and Sergeant Laureline have responsibility for maintaining order throughout the human territories of the universe. Under orders from the defence minister, the pair head to Alpha, an immense space station known as The City of a Thousand Planets where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge and intelligence with one another. Their primary aim is to find Commander Arun Filitt who has been kidnapped by an alien species, but as their mission develops, the pair encounter a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets and the future of the universe.

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