The most overtly religious film in Luis Bunuel's oeuvre
, THE MILKY WAY is an allegorical journey through the history of Catholicism that follows a pair of travelers--the somewhat pious Pierre (Paul Frankeur) and the younger, more skeptical Jean (Laurent Terzieff)--as they undertake a
pilgrimage across Spain to the tomb of Saint James. En route, they meet any number of religious figures, including a caped, God-like figure (Alain Cuny) with a midget, the Virgin Mary (Edith Scob), Jesus (Bernard Verley), a bishop (Jean-Claude Carriere, Bunuel's screenwriting collaborator), a
sadistic Marquis (Michel Piccoli), a prostitute (Delphine Seyrig), and even the Devil (...