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Light Years Away (1981)

Les années lumière (original title)
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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Yoshka Poliakeff
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Jonas
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Betty
Henri Virlojeux ...
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Odile Schmitt ...
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Thomas
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Gabrielle Keenan ...
Girl at village dance
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Bar owner (as Jerry O'Brien)
Jerry O'Brien ...
Bar owner
Louis Samier ...
Trucker
Robert Vincent Smith ...
Cop (as Vincent Smith)
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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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One of the best movies which shows man struggle with himself
12 December 2001 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

If you EVER get the chance to see this, take it and let yourself be surprised. Of al the movies that handle this subject is this the one that sets the standard. Never have I seen a movie which is so well filmed, acted and produced on this subject as this one. If only someone would take it on himself to have this produced on VHS. The world is at a loss without this.


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