La Vallée (The Valley)
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La Vallée (The Valley)
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Schroeder is more infatuated with than perceptive about the compulsion to search for paradise ..."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"the background scenery is strong enough to save former hippies and sixties people from embarrassment"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"It is a film with a lush visual element and ambience, and with little substance."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
More reviews for La Vallée (The Valley) on Rotten Tomatoes