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2 July 2008 (France) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Patrick Timsit ... Marc Roux

Charles Berling ... Vincent Disse

Dominique Blanc ... Fabienne

Sophie Quinton ... Valérie
Bibi Naceri ... Aziz
Philippe Duquesne ... Pierrot

Stefano Cassetti ... Un routier italien
Raffaele Pisu ... Vincenzo Del Angelo
Chick Ortega ... Le patron du bowling
Jo Prestia ... Un routier gréviste
Élisabeth Commelin ... L'infirmière en grève (as Elisabeth Commelin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Anderson ... Jeanne

Roberto Bestazzoni ... Le routier italien du barrage
Laurence Emer ... La femme bourgeoise
Eric Etcheverry ... Le cadre
Alice Godeau ... La passagère avant
Stefano Gragnani ... Le vieux serveur italien
Cécile Magnet ... Sabine
Aurora Peres ... Jeune fille italienne
Fiorenza Pieri ... Jeune fille italienne
Pascal Rocher ... Un routier (uncredited)

Directed by
Frédéric Andréi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frédéric Andréi  writer
Jean-Loup Dabadie  screenplay advisor
Nolwenn Lemesle  writer
Isabelle Texier  writer

Produced by
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Original Music by
Nicolas Errèra 
Cinematography by
Dominique Bouilleret 
Film Editing by
Julie Decondé 
Elisabeth Servouze 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
Makeup Department
Sophie Asse .... key hair stylist
Liza Guenoun .... makeup artist
Cécile Pellerin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sébastien Didelot .... assistant unit manager
Michel Jullien .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alessandra Fortuna .... second assistant director: Rome
Christophe Guillerault .... third assistant director
Brigitte Jacquet .... second assistant director
Sandra Mainguené .... first assistant director
Alice Pic .... assistant director
Art Department
Vincent Amiel .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Séverin Engler .... boom operator
Florian Fabre .... assistant foley artist
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Guillaume Leriche .... adr & foley engineer
Edouard Morin .... sound editor
Caroline Reynaud .... assistant foley editor
Arnaud Rolland .... dialogue editor
Pierre Tucat .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Marc Bonneviot .... title design
Nicolas David .... title design
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunts
Patrick Ronchin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
César Andrei .... video assistant
Nicolas Deblonde .... first assistant camera
Cécilia Giraud .... first assistant camera
Pauline Moreau .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Cécile Chaspoul .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Bartonio .... costume assistant
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Location Management
Stefano Biraghi .... location manager: Milan
Olivier Fernandez .... location scout: Rhône-Alpes
Music Department
Nicolas Errèra .... conductor
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Other crew
Nathalie Baldascini .... production assistant
Julian David Birri .... production supervisor: Lombardia film commission
Patrick Bruneton .... travelling car
Stéphanie Fouet .... administrator
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... travelling car
Piernicola Pinnola .... production secretary: Italy

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Additional Details

Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Road movie with social background, 11 January 2009
Author: tux-12 from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is a relatively classic road movie. Following a general strike disrupting all transports in France, 2 guys, that everything oppose except that they both want to go to Rome, decide to do the way together in the Mercedes of one of them. Marc (Patrick Timsit) works in the top management of a freight company. He goes to Rome to negotiate with an Italian firm, with intent to buy it and boost his career. He is ambitious, voting conservative and despising the strikers blocking all roads. Vincent (Charles Berling) on the other hand, is more mysterious, provoking Marc all the time.

The trip from Paris to Rome, which was supposed to last one night, takes a new turn when the car is stolen during a pause. From there, it becomes a road trip during which you get a chance to know more about their lives, and how they can learn from each other to become better.

It is a kind of social comedy, it can make you smile once or twice. It keeps going with new events refuelling the pace of the journey, which becomes a real odyssey. I am not sure I will remember it in a few weeks, but I quite enjoyed the 1h22 travelling with them.

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