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Going Places (1974)

Les valseuses (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 13 May 1974 (USA)
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
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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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A French Must See
30 October 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is one a most famous movies of the French sexual empowerment of the seventies, starring Gerard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere in extremely sarcastic roles. It is also one of the many dark psychological dramas of the seventies/eighties, such as "Serie Noire", "Buffet Froid", "Beau Pere", all realized by Blier.

However, I would like to correct the previous comment that was posted on the movie: the translated title in English is very far from the French version. It is true that both protagonists are "going places", but the title in French could be literally translated by "the waltz dancers", which is a metaphor for the movement of the testicles...


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