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Western (1997)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Romance | 24 July 1998 (USA)
Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paco Cazale
... Nino
Élisabeth Vitali ... Marinette
Marie Matheron ... Nathalie
Daphné Gaudefroy ... Hitch-Hiker
Karine LeLièvre ... Mr. Letour's Secretary (voice)
Jean-Louis Dupont ... Policeman
Olivier Herveet ... Hospital Doctor
Alain Luc Guhur ... Hospital Attendant
Bernard Mazzinghi ... Roland (Marinette's Brother)
Alain Denniel ... Bearded Man in Hospital Ward
Serge Riaboukine ... Van Driver
Michel Vivier ... Car Driver
Mélanie Leray ... Guenaelle
Catherine Riaux ... Guenaelle's Friend
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Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen out from under him. Local gift shop owner Marinette gives the Spaniard a lift. Their mutual attraction manifests itself quickly, and Paco, who was fired over the stolen-car episode, hangs around. When he happens to spot Nino in the same town, he beats up the scrawny Russian, who lands in the hospital. Oddly enough, this marks the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Paco and Nino soon take the trip down the road together. Written by Anonymous

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Two bachelors. Two weeks on the road. What could go wrong?

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Comedy | Romance

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Opening Weekend USA:

$110,942, 31 July 1998

Gross USA:

$200,840, 7 March 1999
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Whimsical but Structureless French comedy
5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

With such a great concept as two guys hitching around France seducing women and getting into various scrapes, you'd wonder how you could go wrong, but despite its moments, this comes across as a rather half-baked affair, of interest mainly due to some impressive acting and the way they've made use of an obviously miniscule budget. The main problem is in its arbitrary plotting, which consists of a number of lengthy sequences, the majority of which seem to have no evident role within any larger narrative arc, and at times seeming like they are just there to make up time. Some of these scenes are impressive in their own right (the double-date dinner party, and the game of 'Bonjour a la France'), but it soon becomes apparent that the film is going absolutely nowhere. That's not to say that the scenery along the way isn't impressive, and the repartee between our two protagonists is generally amusing.


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