Bon voyage (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  21 May 2004 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Étienne Beaufort
Grégori Derangère ...
Alex Winckler
Jean-Marc Stehlé ...
Professeur Kopolski
Jacqueline de Lusse
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Mme Arbesault
Michel Vuillermoz ...
M. Girard
Nicolas Pignon ...
André Arpel
Nicolas Vaude ...
Thierry Arpel
Pierre Diot ...
Maurice / Le gardien du studio
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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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Release Date:

21 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boa Viagem  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,353,728 (USA) (13 August 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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References Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991) See more »


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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Magnificent Romantic Adventure in Times of War
16 January 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, a few months before the Nazi invasion, the manipulative actress Viviane Denvers (Isabelle Adjani) uses her former sweetheart Frédéric Auger (Grégori Deràngere) to hide the body of a man killed by her. Frédéric hits the car, the dead man is found and he is sent to prison. When the Germans invade France, Frédéric escapes with another prisoner, Raoul (Yvan Attal), and they become friends. In the runaway to Bordeaux, they meet in the train Camille (Virginie Ledoyen), the young assistant of the physicist Professeur Kopolski (Jean-Marc Stehlé), who is trying to leave France with his research of heavy water. Once in Bordeaux, the group meets Viviane with her new lover, the minister of state Jean-Étienne Beaufort (Gérard Depardieu), and is chased by a German spy, the journalist Alex Winckler (Peter Coyote), while Paris is falling and the population is confused.

What a delightful and magnificent romantic adventure "Bon Voyage" is! The excellent and complex screenplay has action, romance, war, comedy, espionage, drama and lots of characters, played by a fantastic cast, indeed a constellation of stars; the direction is stunning; the music score is wonderful. I really loved this marvelous film, and I have to finish my review due to my limitation of adjectives to describe such a gem. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Viagem do Coração" ("Travel of the Heart")

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