The Milky Way (1969)

The Milky Way (1969)

Released: 1969
Genre: Drama, Genre
Director: Luis Buñuel
Starring: Alain Cuny, Laurent Terzieff, Paul Frankeur, ,
Run time: 98 min
IMDb: 7.5/10
Country: France
Views: 122592


Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
User Reviews: This movie is one of Luis Bunuel’s best and my personal favourite. Though it was filmed between Belle de Jour and Tristana, it has more in common with Bunuel’s three last movies – Discreet Charm of the bourgeoisie, Phantom of the liberty and That Obscure object of desire. Bunuel is at his surrealistic and atheistic best. Though some moments may make almost anybody laugh, the movie is intended for highly educated audience, preferably familiar with the history of heresies and the Catholic Church – without this kind of knowledge much of film’s charm will be missing. Milky Way may be called a road movie in a sense: two main characters are on a pilgrimage to Santiago-de-Compostella and while on their way, also travel through time – Milky Way is unique in the way it handles this time travel.

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