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Going Places (1974)

Les valseuses (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 13 May 1974 (USA)
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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 »

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Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier (novel), Bertrand Blier | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Jean-Claude
Patrick Dewaere ... Pierrot
Miou-Miou ... Marie-Ange
Jeanne Moreau ... Jeanne Pirolle
Brigitte Fossey ... Woman in the train
Christian Alers Christian Alers ... Jacqueline's father Henri
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... The Doctor
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Carnot
Jacques Chailleux Jacques Chailleux ... Jacques Pirolle
Eva Damien Eva Damien ... Doctor's wife
Dominique Davray ... Ursula
Isabelle Huppert ... Jacqueline
Marco Perrin ... Supermarket inspector
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Maton
Bruno Boëglin Bruno Boëglin
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

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

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To dance a valse you need to be elegant, but going places you don't.
28 August 2003 | by liangdongSee all my reviews

Not so many people like the movies of Bertrand blier simply because they don't understand them. Simply because they are different kinds of people.

If you have not been living under a deep desperation intertwined with great personal hope it may be hard for you to enjoy the humor blier shown here.

And also the film of blier cannot be classified easily as black-comedy or cult etc. like those of pulp fiction etc. Because there is this delicacy which the audience of north-america frequently fail to appreciate.

When I looked at these two `hooligans' dining with Jeanne moreau in the seaside restaurant, I felt they were more gentil than any gentleman can have been.

The urge to make love wildly like these is the normal reaction we feel under the unbearable pressure of meaningless being-symbolized by the camion suddenly emerges at the Carrefour.

SO, les valseuses is much better a name than going places. To dance a valse you need to be elegant, but going places you don't.


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