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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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A long lost masterpiece
24 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rollin's 'Les Paumées du petit matin' is finally being released in the UK and US by Redemption Films, re-titled 'The Escapees'. In the same vein as Night of the Hunted and Requiem for a Vampire, Rollin tells the tale of two young runaway girls escaping from an institution.

It might not be as accomplished as some of Rollin's greats, but it contains truly unforgettable scenes, imbued with all the ethereal, surreal qualities of a stylish Rollin masterpiece.

The stunning Britte Lahaie makes an appearance, which is as good a reason as any to buy this film, and Redemption promise an original negative in their release.


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