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

R  |   |  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
Christian Alers ...
Jacqueline's father Henri
Michel Peyrelon ...
The Doctor
Gérard Boucaron ...
Carnot
Jacques Chailleux ...
Jacques Pirolle
Eva Damien ...
Doctor's wife
Dominique Davray ...
Ursula
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Jacqueline
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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The original French title is slang for "balls" (the testicular variety). 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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23 November 2011 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A few reviewers have mentioned the word 'misogynist' in connection with this film. I'd say the makers don't just hate women, but all humankind. It's hard to understand why most of the reviews laud this, but as another reviewer pointed out, it is the kind that attracts those who drag their knuckles when they walk.

It's obvious that the creator of this film not only hates but fears women.

It is one of the sickest fantasies made, and if that attracts some sickos, let me add that it is not very well made. (Think of a spotty adolescent with an 8mm camera.)

Please. Don't. waste. your. time.


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