|Dominique Pinon||le scaphandrier/les clones|
|Geneviève Brunet||la Pieuvre|
|Odile Mallet||la Pieuvre|
|Mireille Mosse||Mademoiselle Bismuth|
|Serge Merlin||Gabriel Marie (Cyclops Leader)|
|Jean-Louis Trintignant||L'oncle Irvin|
Old and decrepit Krank has lost his capacity for dreaming and is attempting to fight death by stealing the dreams of children. Krank's cadre of cloned henchmen snatch 5-year-old Denree to subject him to the horrific dream-retrieval process. The boy's father, One, the hulking strongman of a traveling circus, and his precocious 9-year-old friend, Miette, join forces to defeat Krank's minions and save Denree.