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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 »

Director:

Bertrand Blier

Writers:

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored: 1999)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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I felt like throwing up
19 March 2015 | by maracSee all my reviews

Pathetic. Repulsive. Stupid. Worthless. Pointless. It filled me with a strong urge for pissing on the director and defecating on the script writer. And no, I'm not particularly proud of that feeling.

This is a movie for people who find pleasure in watching women getting beaten and raped, breast-feeding mothers getting molested, 16-year old girls getting their virginity taken and women's vaginas and underwear getting sniffed. And the perpetrators getting away with all of that with a flamboyant charm and not a trace of reflection.

Oh, did I mention people keen on watching suicides committed by pistol shots to the vaginas? Yes, this is a movie for you, guys. Bon appétit.

Yes, I have seen a lot of movies, where even more distasteful things were shown. But those movies had actual plots. They were filmed to tell some story or to send some message. Showing those awful things had some purpose. The purpose other than filming sick fantasies of the perverted script writer.

I believe this was the most disgusting movie I have ever seen. I'd like to warn especially those people that are now thinking "Great, I love disgusting things, I love shocking value, I love Tarantino - this is a movie for me". Trust me - it is not. I was thinking the same and now I'm filled with disgust. I'm disgusted with the creators of this turd, I'm disgusted with people that praise this movie but also I'm disgusted with myself - for not being able to predict how terrible it is and for wasting two hours watching it till the end. Don't duplicate my mistake.


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