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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 ...
Lawyer
Odile Schmitt ...
Dancer
Joe Pilkington ...
Thomas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerard Mannix Flynn ...
Drunken boy (as Mannix Flynn)
Don Foley ...
Cafe owner
Gabrielle Keenan ...
Girl at village dance
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Man in bar (as John Murphy)
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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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Dealing with a man suffering from disorders

i ave seen this movie 14 times this is indisputably a masterpiece no one can deny that but unfortunately this film is not available in lots of countries this movie is about

a young man who starts a relationship with an old man who can fly(he says)

in my opinion at the end of the movie he FLYS !

he reached redemption it deals with man struggle with himself it show lots of new human being's problems in this dirty world so he becomes this enfranchised and feels not a part of society he decide to build his own world but the power of these filthy human being are more than him so decides not to be in this world


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