Release date11 July 1972 (1972-07-11) WriterBarbet Schroeder (screenplay), Barbet Schroeder (dialogue), Paul Gegauff (dialogue) CastBulle Ogier (Vivian), Jean-Pierre Kalfon (Gaetan), Michael Gothard (Olivier), Valérie Lagrange (Hermine), Jérôme Beauvarlet (Yann), Monique Giraudy (Monique) Similar moviesBulle Ogier movies, Directed by Barbet Schroeder, Movies about hippies
TaglineObscured by clouds
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La Vallée, also known as Obscured By Clouds, is a 1972 French film written and directed by Barbet Schroeder. The film stars Bulle Ogier as Viviane, a woman who goes on a strange and accidental voyage of self-discovery through the New Guinea bush.
Pink Floyd recorded an album, Obscured by Clouds, as the soundtrack to the film. After recording had finished, the band fell out with the film company, prompting them to release the soundtrack album as Obscured by Clouds, rather than La Vallée. In response, the film was retitled La Vallée (Obscured by Clouds) on its release.
The actress credit "Monique Giraudy" is actually an alias of Miquette Giraudy, a longtime vocalist and synthesizer player who went on to play in progressive rock/space rock band Gong with her partner Steve Hillage, and later formed the electronic group System 7 with Hillage.
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Viviane (Ogier), the wife of the French consul in Melbourne, joins a group of explorers in search of a mysterious hidden valley in the bush of New Guinea, where she hopes to find the feathers of an extremely rare exotic bird. Along the way through the dense jungles of Papua New Guinea and on the peak of Mount Giluwe, she and the small group of explorers make contact with the Mapuga tribe, one of the most isolated groups of human beings on earth, who inspire them to explore their own humanity, unfettered by their own subjective ideas of "civilization". The search becomes a search for a paradise said to exist within a valley marked as "obscured by cloud" on the only map of the area available dated as surveyed in 1969.
Footage from La Vallée was incorporated into the horror film Hell of the Living Dead.
Bulle Ogier: Viviane
Jean-Pierre Kalfon: Gaëtan
Valérie Lagrange: Hermine
Michael Gothard: Olivier
Jérôme Beauvarlet: Yann
Miquette Giraudy ('credited as Monique Giraudy'): Monique