The Big Departure (1972)

11/15/1972 (FR) DramaFantasy 1h 11m
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This is the only feature directed by the famed French painter and sculptor Martial Raysse. In keeping with the revolutionary spirit of the time, the movie has no plot to speak of and appears to have been largely made up on the spot. We follow the cat man into a bizarre fantasy universe presented in negative exposure that reverses color values (black is white and vice versa) and written words. The cat man steals a car and then picks up a young girl he promises to take to “Heaven.” Heaven turns out to be a country chateau inhabited by several more animal mask wearing weirdoes...

  1. Martial Raysse

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    M. Nature / The Leader

  2. Anne Wiazemsky

    Anne Wiazemsky

    Mona Lisa

  3. Gilles Raysse


  4. Lucienne Hamon

    Mme Nature

  5. Alexandre Raysse


  6. Jackie Raynal

    Jackie Raynal

    Sterling Hayden's Wife

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The Big Departure
The Big Departure

Original Title Le Grand Départ

Status Released

Original Language French

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