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Going Places (1974)
"Les valseuses" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 May 1974 (USA)
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

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Woman in the train
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Jacqueline's father Henri
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The Doctor
Gérard Boucaron ...
Carnot
Jacques Chailleux ...
Jacques Pirolle
Eva Damien ...
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Dominique Davray ...
Ursula
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Marco Perrin ...
Supermarket inspector
Jacques Rispal ...
Maton
Bruno Boëglin
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She's on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Director Bertrand Blier revealed, in an interview, that to allow US releases he had to cut the projected end :a final car crash causing the death of the three main characters (Gerard Depardieu, Miou Miou and Patrick Dewaere). See more »

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Marie-Ange is shot in the shins when the boys leave her at the barbers shop, but there is no trace of any injury when they rejoin her (although there is no exact indication of the time past, it does not appear long enough for an injury of that kind to heal completely). See more »

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A Trio of drifters roam around France creating mischief
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this film years ago during Cinemax Friday after dark series(back when the cable box was built like a keyboard),and it intrigued me. Even though there is a pointless aspect to the film it is well acted.The performances of Depardieu & Dewaere are very enjoyable.They have a good chemistry together & Miou-Miou makes a pink fur look breathtaking.A movie like this probably wouldn't be made in these politically correct times(at least not in the US), since it seems to sensationalize things like violence,robbery,& casual sex. This movie proves that with a talented cast & also talented directing a good movie is a good movie no matter the subject.It saddened me to find out Patrick Dewaere committed suicide & in the near future I,ll will check him out with Depardieu & Miou-Miou in Get Out Your Hankerchief.


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