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The Milky Way ()

La voie lactée (original title)
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Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.

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Pierre
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Jean
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L'homme à la cape / Man with cape
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La Vierge Marie / Virgin Mary
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Jésus / Jesus
François Maistre ...
Le curé fou / French Priest
Claude Cerval ...
Le brigadier / Brigadier
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La mère supérieure / Mother Superior
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Richard 'maître d'hôtel' / Maitre d'Hotel
Ellen Bahl ...
Madame Garnier
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Le marquis de Sade / The Marquis
Agnès Capri ...
La directrice de l'institution Lamartine / Teacher
Michel Etcheverry ...
L'inquisiteur / The Inquisitor
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L'ange de la mort / The Devil
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Le jésuite / The Jesuit
Jean Piat ...
Le comte / The Jansenist
Denis Manuel ...
Rodolphe, un étudiant protestant
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François, ami de Rodolphe
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L'évêque / Bishop
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Le curé espagnol / Spanish priest
Marcel Pérès ...
Le curé de l'auberge espagnole / The Posadero
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La prostituée / The Prostitute
Claudine Berg ...
La mère de famille / Mother
Jose Berzosa ...
Le premier diacre de Priscillien
Jean-Louis Broust
Stéphane Bouy
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Priscillian
Auguste Carrière ...
La religieuse crucifiée / Sister Françoise
Jean Clarieux ...
Saint-Pierre / Apostle Peter
Béatrice Costantini ...
Une fille de Priscillien
Michel Creton ...
Un serveur
Raoul Delfosse
Jean-Michel Dhermay ...
(as Jean Dhermay)
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Le berger avec la chèvre (as Douking)
Jean-Daniel Ehrmann ...
Le condamné / Condemned man (as Jean Ehrman)
Pascal Fardoulis
Gabriel Gobin ...
Father
Claude Jetter ...
La Vierge de l'auberge espagnole
Marius Laurey ...
L'aveugle / Second blind man
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Le caporal de la Guardia Civil / Civil Guard Caporal
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Une fille de Priscillien
Bernard Musson ...
L'aubergiste français / Innkeeper
Paul Pavel
Douglas Read
Jacques Rispal
Jacqueline Rouillard ...
L'hôtesse
Christine Simon ...
La jeune fille enchaînée
César Torres
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Michel Dacquin ...
Monsieur Garnier (uncredited)
Pierre Lary ...
Le jeune moine / Young monk (uncredited)
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Apostle Andrew (uncredited)

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Luis Buñuel ... (as Luis Bunuel)

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Luis Buñuel ... (writer) (as Luis Bunuel)
 
Jean-Claude Carrière ... (writer)

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Serge Silberman ... producer

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Luis Buñuel

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Christian Matras

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Louisette Hautecoeur

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Pierre Guffroy

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Jacqueline Guyot

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Jacqueline Pipard ... wig maker
Jean Pipard ... makeup artist

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Jean Lara ... unit manager
Ulrich Picard ... production manager (as U. Pickard)

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Michel Breuil ... assistant director
Pierre Lary ... first assistant director

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Pierre Cadiou ... assistant art director

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Dominique Amy ... sound editor
Jacques Gallois ... sound recordist

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Ernest Bourreaud ... first assistant camera
Paul Cot ... second assistant camera
Pierre Distinghin ... still photographer
Bernard Noisette ... camera operator

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Jacqueline Moreau ... wardrober
Françoise Tournafond ... wardrober

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Claude Suné ... location manager

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Claude Carliez ... duel arranger
Odette Darrigol ... production secretary
Jacqueline Dudilleux ... production administrator
Suzanne Durrenberger ... script girl
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Also Known As
  • La via lattea (Italy)
  • The Milky Way (World-wide, English title)
  • The Milky Way (United States)
  • La Vía Láctea (Spain)
  • Tejút (Hungary)
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Trivia The stories in Voie lactée, La (1969) are based on real historical episodes. Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière did extensive research for the film, primarily in the _Dictionary of Heresies_ by Abbé Pluquet. See more »
Goofs During the seen with the "free love" Catholics in the forest, the wide angle shots are taken during the day, while the close-ups and medium shots are clearly not during the day. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Regarding Buñuel (2000). See more »
Quotes Rodolphe, un étudiant protestant: Faith doesn't come to us through reason but through the heart
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