8.4/10
460
3 user 2 critic

Le voyage en douce (1980)

Lucia and Elena are best friends since childhood. They take a car trip from Paris to the country. Their conversations are overtly intimate, but more revealing is their tacit understanding ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Hospital (1971)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Horror/mystery in which an over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Lea Massari, Michel Aumont
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Louis Seigner, Roland Bertin, Michael Lonsdale
Our Children (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Lafosse
Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Claire Bodson, Niels Arestrup
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The whole life in one night. A young couple plays nearly any role of possible lifetime relationships.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Trintignant
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

En route to Delhi to receive an award, a Bengali film star reevaluates his success through his fellow passengers, dreams and past experiences.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Young innocent aristocrat Benjamin comes to live with his Countess aunt. Her lover teaches him the techniques of seduction and sends him to test them, first on the maids, then on the upper class Anne and finally on the countess herself.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Clémenti
Le Trou (1960)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin
Dossier 51 (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An unnamed French intelligence service spies on and analyzes a French diplomat code name '51' to identify a method to control him.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: François Marthouret, Claude Marcault, Philippe Rouleau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In a french lost village an old woman is killed and her savings stolen. Several members of her family, all called:"Goupi-...", are suspected.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Fernand Ledoux, Georges Rollin, Blanchette Brunoy
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It's Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani, Yves Montand
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hélène
...
Lucie
Jacques Zabor ...
Denis
Jean Crubelier ...
L'homme des maisons
Valerie Masterson ...
La cantatrice
Cécile Le Bailly ...
Marie
Jacqueline Parent ...
Mathilde
Jacques Pieiller ...
Pinson
Françoise Morhange ...
La grande-mère
Frédéric Andréi ...
Le jeune homme de l'hôtel
Christophe Malavoy ...
L'homme du train
André Marcon ...
L'homme du concert
Catherine Le Dall ...
La marraine
Hélène Garcia ...
La pompiste
Robin Camus ...
Lucas
Edit

Storyline

Lucia and Elena are best friends since childhood. They take a car trip from Paris to the country. Their conversations are overtly intimate, but more revealing is their tacit understanding of each others' personality and desires. Written by Greg Pribyl <gpribyl@isd.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 January 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Doces Fantasias  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Fujicolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A movie Hollywood could never make...
27 April 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Voyage in question immerses the viewer in the world of these two talkative yet strangely inarticulate friends without offering easy answers or facile insights. The viewer follows where the Voyage leads, as the characters themselves do, and bask in the summer sunlight of the French countryside. There are answers but the questions themselves are ambiguous and contradictory. Chaplin and Sanda, consummate actors, bring a crackling intensity and (at times) affecting vulnerability to their roles. The soundtrack enhances contemplative episodes with tenderly played bagatelles from Beethoven, which offer ironic counterpoint even while evoking a nostalgia for "lost time".

The claustrophobia-inducing tight interior shots bracketing the beginning and end of the film also intensify the exchange of roles between the two main characters that has gradually taken place during the journey. Elena (Sanda) has helped Lucia (Chaplin) rebuild her confidence and self-esteem but has herself become vulnerable and unstable in the process...


32 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Trailer willardfillmore
Discuss Le voyage en douce (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?