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Les valseuses
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13 May 1974 (USA) See more »
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gérard Depardieu ... Jean-Claude
Patrick Dewaere ... Pierrot

Miou-Miou ... Marie-Ange

Jeanne Moreau ... Jeanne Pirolle

Brigitte Fossey ... 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

Isabelle Huppert ... Jacqueline
Marco Perrin ... Supermarket inspector
Jacques Rispal ... Maton
Bruno Boëglin
Sylvie Joly

Gérard Jugnot ... Holyday-Maker with Family
Marie Kéruzoré

Thierry Lhermitte ... Doorman
Rita Maiden
Christiane Muller ... Jacqueline's mother
Michel Pilorgé ... Man on the motorscooter
Jean Sylvère
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Vergnes ... Merlan
Claude Piéplu ... Récitant de la bande-annonce (voice) (uncredited)
Gilles Ségal ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Bertrand Blier 
Writing credits
Bertrand Blier (novel)

Bertrand Blier  &
Philippe Dumarçay 

Produced by
Paul Claudon .... producer
Original Music by
Stéphane Grappelli  (as Stephane Grapelli)
Cinematography by
Bruno Nuytten  (as Bruno Nuyten)
Film Editing by
Kenout Peltier  (as Kénout Peltier)
Production Design by
Jean-Jacques Caziot 
Françoise Hardy 
Costume Design by
Michèle Cerf 
Makeup Department
Simone Knapp .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gérard Crosnier .... production manager
Ginette Mejinsky .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Mulon .... assistant unit manager
Francis Peltier .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Denis Berembaum .... second assistant director (as Jean-Denis Berenbaum)
Gérard Zingg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Raymond Lemoigne .... property master
Sound Department
Paul Bertault .... sound mixer
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound
Jacques Lévy .... sound re-recordist (as Jacques Levy)
Gilles Ortion .... boom operator
Robert Pouret .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Noël Ferragut .... assistant camera
Jean-Claude Gasché .... gaffer
Jean Gimelo .... key grip
Joël Quentin .... assistant camera
Stéphane Zureck .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ginette Manzon .... costumer
Editorial Department
Aurore Camp .... assistant editor
Jean-Max Morise .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Philippe Catherine .... musician: guitar
Marc Hemmeler .... musician: piano
Daniel Humair .... musician: drums
Guy Pedersen .... musician: bass
Maurice Vander .... musician: piano, organ and harpsichord
William Flageollet .... music engineer/mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
André Bézu .... press attache
Daniel Desforges .... production administrator
Hélène Desse .... production secretary
Gérard James .... location manager
Danielle Rousseau .... production secretary
Stap .... title designer
Hélène Viard .... script girl
Christian Ferry .... development (uncredited)
Brooke Leveque .... subtitles: american version (uncredited)
Nina Levis .... subtitles: american version (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les valseuses" - France (original title)
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France:150 min (restored: 1999) | Germany:117 min | USA:117 min | West Germany:116 min | Argentina:117 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 | France:12 (TV rating) | France:18 (original rating) | France:U (re-rating) | Germany:18 (uncut) (re-rating) (2013) | Norway:(Banned) (1974-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (1992) | UK:R (1974) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (original rating) (cut)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Unrated in the US, 9 November 2006
Author: Gammonoid from United States

I can remember seeing this movie as a kid in 1977 or 1978. HBO would show it late at night back when they were they one and only movie pay channel in existence. Back then it was UNRATED and was the only movie of its kind ever shown on pay television...especially back then. I would love to see it now as an adult where I would be more apt to understand the adult theme of it. It was probably the closest thing I had ever seen to pornography at the young age of 7 or 8. Luckily I had stupid babysitters and party-going parents on the weekends. Most of my memory of this movie was the completely erratic sexual behavior of these two guys. Breaking into houses to sniff underwear, feeding on a stranger's breast milk on a public bus, and fornicating in a cab at the request of one of their female subjects were just a few of the whacked escapades these guys were pulling off. A very racy film for the early '70s. Until I checked IMDb, I had no idea this movie had such a following. Most people I talk to have never heard of it.

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