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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

A Feature film by Luis Buñuel

Produced by Fraia Film, Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 15/03/1969

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Executive Producers :

Fraia Film, Greenwich Film Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

Foreign production companies :

Fraia Film, Medusa film

French distribution :

Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC)

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Two vagabonds Jean (Laurent Terzieff) and Pierre (Paul Frankeur) are hitching a ride from Paris to Spain as a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostels to pray over the remains of Saint James. As the two travel by whatever methods they can get and depending on the locals for food, they seem to shift their existence in time, flashing back to biblical times, medieval times, and renaissance times to scenes confronting and examining theological texts and arguments surrounding heresy. Along the way Jean and Pierre meet up with Jesus (Bernard Verley) showing off his abilities, and the Marquis de Sade (Michel Piccoli) begins a new relationship with a young girl in chains, and also Satan (Pierre Clementi) who appears during a car crash to establish some interesting points about religion. In the end our two beggars realize some interesting new ideas about the world they inhabit.


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Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Serge Silberman

Dialogue Writers :

Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Voice :

Luis Buñuel

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Gallois

Camera Operator :

Bernard Noisette

Editor :

Louisette Hautecoeur

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Guyot

Location Manager :

Jean Lara

Assistant directors :

Patrick Saglio, Pierre Lary

Screenwriters :

Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Director of Photography :

Christian Matras

Assistant Operators :

Ernest Bourreaud, Paul Cot

Production Manager :

Ully Pickardt

Sound Editor :

Dominique Amy

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Still Photographer :

Jean Distinghin

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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