Original title Star Wars . Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Duration 131 min .
Country United States
Director George Lucas
Guion George Lucas
Music John Williams
Photography David Tattersall
Starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman , Jake Lloyd, Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McDiarmid , Ray Park, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August, Hugh Quarshie , Ahmed Best, Andy Secombe , Frank Oz, Terence Stamp, Keira Knightley , Oliver Ford Davies , Ralph Brown, Warwick Davis , Sofia Coppola , Dominic West
Production Lucasfilm . Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Science fiction genre . Adventure | Prequel . Star Wars
Synopsis Set thirty years before " The Star Wars " (1977 ), shows children of Darth Vader, the last of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the resurgence of the Sith , the Jedi Knights dominated by the dark side. The Trade Federation has blocked the small planet of Naboo , ruled by the young Queen Amidala ; it is a system devised by Darth Sidious , who , staying anonymous, directs Neimoidians , which are in charge of the Federation plan. The Jedi Qui- Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi -Wan Kenobi Amidala convinced to go to Coruscant , the capital of the Republic and the Jedi Council seat , and try to neutralize this threat. But when trying to dodge the blockade , the actual ship is damaged , so seeing themselves forced the crew to land in the desert- and remote planet Tatooine.