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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

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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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

(restored: 1999)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Spoofed in Sadsacks Go to War (1974) See more »

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A must-see for any Depardieu fan
9 February 2000 | by llivingstonSee all my reviews

This film is a stunning piece that will convince even the most skeptical viewer that Gerard Depardieu is one of the finest film actors of the last 50 years. His performance shocks, entertains, disgusts and charms you while leaving you breathless. This film was shot in the very early days of his film career and is very raw, but still is able to convey the mastery of Depardieu. A must-see for any Depardieu fan and by far his best early work.


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