The Big Departure

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The Big Departure

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The Big Departure

Release Date: November 15, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Sunchild Productions
Director    :   Martial Raysse
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Martial Raysse
RunTime    :   71 mins.

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...

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