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Birds in Peru (1968)

Les oiseaux vont mourir au Pérou (original title)
X | | Drama | 6 November 1968 (USA)
On a beach, a group of sailors have sex with a depressed young woman. Madam of a nearby brothel takes her in but she leaves with an artist who lives close by. Meanwhile, her old rich husband and his sinister chauffeur are looking for her.

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Romain Gary

Writers:

Romain Gary (screenplay), Romain Gary (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Seberg ... Adriana
Maurice Ronet ... Rainier
Pierre Brasseur ... Husband
Danielle Darrieux ... Madame Fernande
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Chauffeur
Michel Buades Michel Buades ... Alejo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Czarniak Henri Czarniak ... Truck driver (as Henry Czarniak)
Pierre Koulak Pierre Koulak ... Bouncer
Jackie Lombard Jackie Lombard ... Rita
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On a beach, a group of sailors have sex with a depressed young woman. Madam of a nearby brothel takes her in but she leaves with an artist who lives close by. Meanwhile, her old rich husband and his sinister chauffeur are looking for her.

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Beneath her icy core lay a desperate desire to love, she would use anyone to find it.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birds in Peru See more »

Filming Locations:

Mauritania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Banned throughout Italy from 29th November 1968. See more »

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Featured in From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995) See more »

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...and, a brilliant score!
11 August 2008 | by john-sellersSee all my reviews

I agree that this was not a great movie, but it has lived in my mind despite only seeing it once as a student in Lancaster - partly because of the extremely good Kenton Coe score, based on a Peruvian tune. I think that just as some bad books can make great movies, some movies stick like a burr despite the fact that all you can remember is a feeling, an atmosphere or a memory of some music. One of those movies is this. For me, a few others are the wartime melodrama "The Key", "Herostratus", "One evening a train", "The Keep" , "Happiness" and "Rider on the rain"

Was this movie ever released on laser disc, VHS or DVD?

"To be old without being adult" (Song of old lovers), Jacques Brel

A rant - I have just been forced by IMDb "guidelines" to translate the original French film titles and Brel song quote above.

What does the I in IMDb stand for???


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