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The Escapees (1981)

Les paumées du petit matin (original title)
| Adventure, Crime, Drama
On the run from an asylum for the insane, a feisty young girl and a forlorn female companion embark on a surreal journey with a group of traveling erotic dancers. Wandering from the fantastic to the farcical and back again,

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Laurence Dubas ...
Michelle
Christiane Coppé ...
Marie
Marianne Valiot ...
Sophie (as Marianne Valio)
Patrick Perrot ...
Pierrot
Louise Dhour ...
Mme Louise
Jean-Louis Fortuit
Jean Hérel
Claude Lévèque
Patricia Mercurol
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Femme couple bourgeois
Céline Royce
Jean Philippe Delamarre
Bernard Papineau
Natalie Perrey
Pearl June
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On the run from an asylum for the insane, a feisty young girl and a forlorn female companion embark on a surreal journey with a group of traveling erotic dancers. Wandering from the fantastic to the farcical and back again,

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Christiane Coppé was discovered by Jean Rollin through a bunch of photos in an office. Moreover, Coppe was specifically cast as Marie because she was a professional ice skater and hence could easily pull off the ice skating scene. See more »

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Comercially doomed Rollin flick
17 April 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Although there is no horror and only a bit little sleaze and violence (courtesy of Brigitte Lahie no less) this is an unmistakable Jean Rollin film - nobody else could, or even wants to make films his way. Two girls, one rebellious and the other one almost catatonic, run away from a borstal-like psychiatric clinic, meets a butch pickpocket-girl, some black strippers and a bunch of sailors and ends up in various adventures. This almost plot less, commercially doomed movie, equally pretentious as it is naive, was bound to make 95% of its audience either laugh or leave their seats, but for a Rollin fan there are some beautiful shots to be found. The figure skating scene was incredible and so was some of the shots at the junkyard. I also liked the sad ending. Not among his best but an interesting footnote in his filmography... for a Rollin fan that is, all others beware! The most shocking thing about this film for me is that there is no...*gulp*... beach scene! What happened, Jean? A few years back you couldn't even shoot a cheap porno without a trip to the beach?


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