The Milky Way

Directed by Luis Buñuel

Year: 1969
Running Time: 101
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitiles
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The Milky Way

Cast
Michel Piccoli
Laurent Terzieff
Paul Frankeur

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Directed by Luis Buñuel


The Milky Way (1969) is a deliciously surreal comedy from the master Luis Buñuel (Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie). Inspired by the picaresque Spanish novels of the sixteenth century, it follows two men (Laurent Terzieff and Paul Frankeur), part tramp, part pilgrim, who are on their way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. On their way they meet a whole assortment of people—some truculent, some violent, and some bizarre; they experience many adventures—some mysterious, some erotic, some even supernatural...a religious odyssey as only Buñuel could conceive.

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