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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

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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:

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Runtime:

(restored: 1999)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The original French title is slang for "balls" (the testicular variety). See more »

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LES VALSEUSES (DIDIER BECU)
26 October 2003 | by Didier (Didier-Becu)See all my reviews

Bertrand Blier is indeed l'enfant terrible of French cinema and in the seventies he always could shock the public. Filmed with his fave duo (Depardieu and Dewaere) and the usual dose of sex (Miou-Miou plays her typical role, at least the one from the seventies as little could we know that a decade later she would be the best French actress ever). In first "Les Valseuses" is also one of the first roadmovies as the viewer is just taken to some journeys of two little criminals. Those who only are satisfied with family life, or simply know nothing more, the movie would be quite a shocker but this movie is more than just that, it just let you think of all the usual things in life (working for the car, being bounded at work etc.). It's a sort of critic towards the hypocrite society we're living in. Great job and it just makes you wish two things : Dewaere died just too young as he was a topactor and of course Depardieu, he'd better should have stuck with French movies as he proves here that no one can beat him. Timeless classic and 20 years later it will still shock some...


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