In the 41st Century, renegade scientist Duran Duran (Milo O'Shea) threatens the peace when he develops a deadly positronic ray. Scantily-clad astronaut Barbarella (Jane Fonda) is dispatched to deal with the problem, and along the way she meets a blind angel, partakes of the essence of man, has her clothes eaten away by razor-toothed robot dolls, and falls into a hair-raising encounter with the hapless revolutionary Dildano (David Hemmings). Roger Vadim directs his then wife Fonda in this beautiful slice of space-age kitsch.
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Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy, humour, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favourite. The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000, when Barbarella (Jane Fonda) makes a forced landing while travelling through space. She acts like a female James Bond, vanquishing eveil in the forms of robots and monsters. She also rewards, in an uninhabited manner, the handsome men who assist her in the adventure. Whether she is wrestling with Black Guards, the evil Queen, or the Angel Pygar, she just can't seem to avoid losing at least part of her skin-tight space suit!