La Vallée (1972)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Erotic Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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An early film by director Barbet Schroeder, La Vallée stars Bulle Ogier as the wife of a diplomat who embarks on a journey through the jungles of New Guinea in order to locate a rarely seen type of bird feather. During the course of her quest, she meets up with a group of free-spirited hippies who are seeking their own personal Shangri-la. She becomes involved in their alternative lifestyle; however, their idea world comes crashing down when they begin to interact with a local native tribe. Future Oscar winner Nestor Almendros's cinematography and the counter-culture attitudes helped make this film a success in art-house theaters.

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bird-watching, husband-and-wife, jungle, native, tribe, flower-children, spiritual