Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director:

Bertrand Blier

Writers:

Bertrand Blier (novel), Bertrand Blier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Jean-Claude
Miou-Miou ... Marie-Ange
Patrick Dewaere ... Pierrot
Christian Alers Christian Alers ... Henri, le père de Jacqueline
Brigitte Fossey ... La femme du train
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... Bruno, le chirurgien
Gérard Boucaron ... Carnot, le mécanicien
Jacques Chailleux ... Jacques Pirolle
Eva Damien Eva Damien ... La femme de Bruno
Dominique Davray ... Ursula / Suzanne
Isabelle Huppert ... Jacqueline
Marco Perrin ... Le directeur du supermarché
Jacques Rispal ... Le vigile du Mammouth
Claude Vergnes ... Merlan, le coiffeur
Jeanne Moreau ... Jeanne Pirolle
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She's on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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 »

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Some of these scenes have been partially restored to the TV-Version run by WDR in late 1999. See more »

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5 August 2008 | by fafffSee all my reviews

I only lasted through fifteen minutes of this. The first scene has the two main characters - big strong guys - chasing a middle-aged woman around a block of flats and finally cornering her. The woman is prim and prissy and no-one I'd want to know. Her behaviour is as childish as theirs. But there's two of them and only one of her, and they're stronger than her. It really disturbs me that so many people seem to find this scene, and the ones that follow, funny. I think there's a big difference between being bourgeois and having some basic compassion for the human condition. In fact the emptiness of the main characters strikes me as at least as bourgeois in its way as the people who are into glossy cars and so on. Too bad, since I love Stephane Grappelli.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Going Places See more »

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Gross USA:

$771,540
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Runtime:

| (restored: 1999)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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