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The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (1972)
"La vallée" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  April 1977 (USA)
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Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

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Jérôme Beauvarlet ...
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Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Gaetan
Valérie Lagrange ...
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Bulle Ogier ...
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Viviane, a French Consul's wife, is in New Guinea to find exotic feathers for export to Paris. She encounters four European travelers who are en route to "La Vallée": The Valley, high in the Guinean mountains, is shown on maps as 'Obscured by Clouds' and is beyond their previous experiences. Viviane joins their trek to find rare feathers and soon becomes entwined in their journey. Their extended stay with the Mapuga tribe brings a denouement between western and indigenous values before their final quest toward the 'Valley of the Gods'. Written by Neal Wells <nealypie@yahoo.com>

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The soundtrack to this film was released as the Pink Floyd album "Obscured By Clouds". See more »

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Hey distributors.....please re-release this!
26 July 2000 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting, but (unfortunately) underrated, film from the hippie era of the late 60's-early 70's that would make a great addition to any collector of this genre of film. Along with Schroeder's "More", Max Steuer's "The Committee", Roy Battersby's "The Body", Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point", and George Greenough's surfing documentary "Crystal Voyager", any fan of the music of early Pink Floyd should add this to their collection -- if they can find a copy. Unfortunately it is out of print...again. All 6 of these films *should* be released on DVD. Let's hope the distributors will realize the market potential.


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