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Light Years Away (1981)
"Les années lumière" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  20 May 1981 (France)
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A young drifter meets up with a strange old man who claims that he has been taught to fly by birds.

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A young drifter meets up with a strange old man who claims that he has been taught to fly by birds.

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A journey to the center of the self
4 February 1999 | by (SP - Brazil) – See all my reviews

If you ever have the opportunity to watch this movie, do not miss it! I have seen it four times, between 1980 and 1986, and I wish I could see it again, but it is not available to rent. Jonas'creator Alain Tanner leads us in this movie through Daniel Odier's wonderful metaphorical story of a simple young man, who decides to say yes and go to encounter his redemption. An opportunity to see how the relationship between two completely different men develop in beautiful and tender scenes and without noticing it to reflect about what to be human is all about...


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