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La Vallee


3.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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Product Description

Lush, sensual, and aurally hypnotic, this renowned cult classic from Barbet Schroeder (Barfly, Reversal of Fortune, More, Maitresse) was shot by the legendary Nestor Almendros and scored by Pink Floyd. Set in the rainforest of New Guinea, a restless diplo


While The Godfather was making moviegoers an offer they couldn't refuse, La Vallée was wowing art-house crowds with its flower-powered search for paradise in the jungles of New Guinea. It's there that an adventurous diplomat's wife (Bulle Ogier), hoping to find the forbidden feathers of a rare exotic bird, embarks on a deeper, more personal quest when she encounters a makeshift family of hippies seeking an unmapped valley from which visitors are said never to return. Like the structurally similar cult films from its era (including Walkabout and Aguirre: The Wrath of God), La Vallée dazzled the post-'60s subculture with free-spirited adventure and enigmatic beauty, captured here through the peerless lens of cinematographer Néstor Almendros. The hippie vibe seems mildly dated but its sensual context is timeless, and a climactic encounter with the primitive Mapuga tribe retains an intense cross-cultural mystique. Pink Floyd's celebrated soundtrack is mostly heard as background ambience, but it effectively enhances the film's compelling atmosphere of mystery and expectation. --Jeff Shannon

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  • Actors: Bulle Ogier, Jerome Beauvarlet, Monique Giraudy
  • Directors: Barbet Schroeder
  • Writers: Barbet Schroeder, Paul Gégauff
  • Producers: Mike Kaplan
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 2012
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00007M5H8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,366 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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