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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


    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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    Executive Producers :

    Fraia Film, Greenwich Film Productions

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    Foreign production companies :

    Fraia Film, Medusa

    French distribution :

    Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC)

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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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    France (80.0%), Italy (20.0%)

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    1 h 50 min

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