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Going Places (1974)

Les valseuses (original title)
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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: ... See full summary »

Director:

Bertrand Blier

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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 the Father of Jacqueline
Brigitte Fossey ... Woman on the train
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... Bruno the Surgeon
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Carnot the Car Mechanic
Jacques Chailleux Jacques Chailleux ... Jacques Pirolle
Eva Damien Eva Damien ... the Car Mechanic
Dominique Davray ... Ursula / Suzanne
Isabelle Huppert ... Jacqueline
Marco Perrin ... Supermarket inspector
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Watchman at the Mammouth Store
Claude Vergnes Claude Vergnes ... Merlan the Hair-stylist
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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Trivia

The original French title is slang for "balls" (the testicular variety). See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Alternate Versions

Despite being already rated "18" the german version is heavily cut, removing the following scenes:
  • The rape of "Ursula" and the fight/chase sequence with the locals afterwards.
  • The fight with the vigilantes after meeting Marie-Ange.
  • Between geting a new car from the mechanic and looking for a doctor there's a sequence missing when Marie-Ange has sex with the mechanic.
  • Hitting and driving over the store detective.
  • The theft of two bikes from a farmhouse.
  • Jean-Claude having sex with Pierrot just before leaving the beach house (This is later refered to by Pierrot when he says: "You surprised me, you bastard!")
  • A longer sexscene between Jeanne, Jean-Claude and Pierrot after she starts to get down on Pierrot.
  • Inbetween cuts of Marie-Ange being "educated" by Jaques, while Jean-Claude and Pierrot wait and fish outside the farmhouse.
  • Jaquline beeing "educated" by Jean-Claude, Pierrot and Marie-Ange.
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Referenced in School's Out (2008) See more »

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A Trio of drifters roam around France creating mischief
19 February 2005 | by ebsmoothSee all my reviews

I originally saw this film years ago during Cinemax Friday after dark series(back when the cable box was built like a keyboard),and it intrigued me. Even though there is a pointless aspect to the film it is well acted.The performances of Depardieu & Dewaere are very enjoyable.They have a good chemistry together & Miou-Miou makes a pink fur look breathtaking.A movie like this probably wouldn't be made in these politically correct times(at least not in the US), since it seems to sensationalize things like violence,robbery,& casual sex. This movie proves that with a talented cast & also talented directing a good movie is a good movie no matter the subject.It saddened me to find out Patrick Dewaere committed suicide & in the near future I,ll will check him out with Depardieu & Miou-Miou in Get Out Your Hankerchief.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored: 1999)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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