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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, | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Jean Rollin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Ralf  dialogue
Jean Rollin 

Original Music by
Philippe D'Aram 
Cinematography by
Claude Bécognée 
Makeup Department
Eric Pierre .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Monique Samarcq .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gaspard de Chavagnac .... second assistant director
Natalie Perrey .... first assistant director
Dominique Petit .... trainee assistant director
Dominique Treillou .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Claude Panier .... sound mixer
Jean-Claude Reboul .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Frédéric Bécognée .... assistant camera
Philippe Couston .... electrician
Etienne Jourdan .... electrician
Other crew
Jean-Noël Delamarre .... title designer
Natalie Perrey .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Les paumées du petit matin" - France (original title)
"The Runaways" - International (English title)
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France:95 min | UK:102 min (25 fps)
France:-18 | France:-16 (re-rating) | UK:18


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Comercially doomed Rollin flick, 17 April 2009
Author: Lars Jacobsson ( from Sweden

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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