The Escapees (1981)
aka Les paumées du petit matin
Genre: Adventure | Crime | Drama | Surreal
Country: France | Director: Jean Rollin
Language: French | Subtitles: English & Portuguese
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Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 107mn
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On the run from an asylum for the insane, a feisty young girl and a forlorn female companion embark on a surreal journey with a group of traveling erotic dancers. Wandering from the fantastic to the farcical and back again.

Although there is no horror and only a bit little sleaze and violence (courtesy of Brigitte Lahie no less) this is an unmistakable Jean Rollin film – nobody else could, or even wants to make films his way.

Two girls, one rebellious and the other one almost catatonic, run away from a borstal-like psychiatric clinic, meets a butch pickpocket-girl, some black strippers and a bunch of sailors and ends up in various adventures. This almost plot less, commercially doomed movie, equally pretentious as it is naive, was bound to make 95% of its audience either laugh or leave their seats, but for a Rollin fan there are some beautiful shots to be found. The figure skating scene was incredible and so was some of the shots at the junkyard.

The Escapees (1981)