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3.8
1,373 Ratings

The Milky Way

La voie lactée

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, West Germany, 1969
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Two French beggars, present-day pilgrims en route to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, serve as narrators for an anticlerical history of heresy, told with absurdity and filled with images that rank among Buñuel’s most memorable (crucified nuns) and hilarious (Jesus considering a good shave).

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The Milky Way Directed by Luis Buñuel

Critics reviews

As theoretically dense as the film may be, and though it contains a catalog of references, usually obscure, along with a litany of incendiary pious observations (everyone is Catholic, contends one ecclesiastic, including Muslims, he says, and Jews “even more so”), Buñuel’s audacious bridging of backdrops and his witty contrasts and tangents tend to moderate any austere interpretations.
February 22, 2018
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