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Bon voyage (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 21 May 2004 (USA)
An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city.

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Jean-Étienne Beaufort
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Camille
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Alex Winckler
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Professeur Kopolski
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Jacqueline de Lusse
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Brémond
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Mme Arbesault
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M. Girard
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André Arpel
Nicolas Vaude ...
Thierry Arpel
Pierre Diot ...
Maurice / Le gardien du studio
Pierre Laroche ...
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At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at the posh Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux. Cabinet members, journalists, physicists, and spies of all persuasions gather in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris. High society socialites hobnob with jailbirds. Murderous intrigues, scientific secrets and love affairs flourish. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,112,397 (France) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$2,353,728 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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Bon voyage
Performed by Isabelle Adjani
Lyrics by Martin Rappeneau
Music by Gabriel Yared
Enregistrée aux Studios FERBER - Paris
Recording engineer René Ameline
Ingénieur Protocols Hélène Texier
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Simply Amazing and Worth a Second Viewing!
11 April 2004 | by (Paterson, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

When I went to see Bon Voyage, I expected a good, skillful multidrama on the order of Grand Hotel (1932) and Les Enfants de Paradis (1944). It was better than that. With few exceptions, none of the characters were totally good or totally evil--just as in real life. The acting was wonderful, especially those who played Frédéric, Raoul, and Camille. The photography was amazing, as it recreated the period perfectly and managed to be shot in/around Bordeaux during a time of new public works but managed the "look" of June 1940. Costumes and make-up were accurate. There is so much in this movie that it's worth a second viewing. It's exciting, funny, and, ultimately, touching. N.B.--Be sure to see it in a theatre with good quality projection. It's in wide-screen, and in the theater where I saw it (the Clairmont in Montclair) the first 30 minutes had the subtitles at the bottom in focus but the actors' faces slightly fuzzy! This was ultimately corrected but detracted from the pleasure of the film.


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