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"Dune" is clever and cracking

With stars like Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya, the epic is top-class. The Germans Gerd Nefzer and Hans Zimmer are also involved. So far, however, many film adaptations of the material have failed.

[Berlin -] With “Dune” the Canadian Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049”) dares to approach the film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel, “Der Wüstenplanet”, which has already failed several times – with a huge budget and an impressive star cast.

The focus is on the desert planet Arrakis, also known as the Dune. Only there is the valuable substance spice to be found in 10191. Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) receives the order from the Emperor to take over the mining on Dune.

Together with his son Paul (Timothée Chalamet) and his mother (Rebecca Ferguson) he travels to the desert planet – and gets into a power struggle with Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård). The Atreides family is attacked and the desert city is in ruins.

The German Oscar winner Gerd Nefzer provided special effects, and composer Hans Zimmer provided the music for this bombastic action spectacle.

Dune, USA 2021, 155 min., FSK oA, by Denis Villeneuve, with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling [dpa]

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