Light Years Away

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1981
  • Running time: 107 min
Light Years Away (French: Les Années lumière) is a 1981 film directed by Alain Tanner. It tells the story of a young man who meets an old man who says he was taught by birds how to fly and is building a flying machine. It is based on a novel by Daniel... read more

Light Years Away (French: Les Années lumière) is a 1981 film directed by Alain Tanner. It tells the story of a young man who meets an old man who says he was taught by birds how to fly and is building a flying machine. It is based on a novel by Daniel Odier. Although filmed in English and shot in Ireland, it was made by a Swiss director and produced by companies from France and Switzerland. The film won the Grand Prix Prize at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.

Original Release

05/20/1981

US Release

04/15/1983

Cast

Trevor Howard Yoshka Poliakeff
Mick Ford Jonas
Bernice Stegers Betty
Odile Schmitt Dancer
Henri Virlojeux Le notaire / Lawyer
Joe Pilkington Thomas
Gerard Mannix Flynn Drunken boy
Don Foley Cafe owner
Gabrielle Keenan Girl at village dance
Gerry O'Brien Bar owner
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alain Tanner

Writers

Daniel Odier, Alain Tanner

Cast

Producers

Bernard Lorain Executive Producer
Pierre Héros Producer
Yves Peyrot Producer

Editors

Brigitte Sousselier

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