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The Escapees

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Two female patients – one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé) – flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an aging fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers (including Brigitte Lahaie) with sinister intentions.

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Product Description

Jean Rollin’s THE ESCAPEES revisits the director’s fascination with pairs of women who wander, dreamlike, through a modern dystopia (Requiem for a Vampire, Two Orphan Vampires). Two female patients – one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé) – flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an aging fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers (including Brigitte Lahaie) with sinister intentions.

Punctuated by moments of unexpected violence and lyrical beauty (as when the emotionless Marie returns to life in a vacant ice rink), THE ESCAPEES is among Rollin’s most personal films, and has been remastered in HD from the 35mm negative.

Special Features

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  • “One Day in Paris: An interview with Jean Rollin” (2008, 28 minutes)
  • Mastered from the original 35mm negative./li>

Film Details

  • Music by Philippe D’Aram
  • Cast: Laurence Dubas, Christiane Coppe;, Marianne Valiot, Brigitte Lahaie, Louise Dhour, Natalie Perrey, Patrick Perrot, Jean-Philippe Delamarre

Additional Information

Weight 0.12 kg
Director

Jean Rollin

Year of Release

1981

Language

French with optional English subtitles

Run Time (mins)

107

DVD or Blu ray

Blu ray

Region

Blu Ray Region A

Display Type

NTSC

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