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Ruby & Quentin (2003)

Tais-toi! (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 22 October 2003 (France)
After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Veber

Writers:

Francis Veber (screenplay, adaptation and dialogue), Serge Frydman (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Quentin
Jean Reno ... Ruby
Richard Berry ... Vernet
André Dussollier ... Le psychiatre prison
Jean-Pierre Malo Jean-Pierre Malo ... Vogel
Jean-Michel Noirey Jean-Michel Noirey ... Lambert
Laurent Gamelon Laurent Gamelon ... Mauricet
Aurélien Recoing ... Rocco
Vincent Moscato ... Raffi
Ticky Holgado ... Martineau
Michel Aumont ... Nosberg
Leonor Varela ... Katia / Sandra
Loic Brabant Loic Brabant ... Jambier (as Loïc Brabant)
Arnaud Cassand Arnaud Cassand ... Bourgoin
Edgar Givry Edgar Givry ... Visinet
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Storyline

After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy Quentin Ruby is forced to take him along as he pursues his former partners in crime to avenge the death of the woman he loved and get to the money before they do. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Taglines:

The idiot. The killer. His idea: to be his pal.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruby & Quentin See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

€27,440,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,491,069 (France), 24 October 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the actors and actresses n this movie appeared on previous movie from same director The Closet. See more »

Goofs

At 00:51:43, we can see the reflection of the boom microphone on the window, on the right of young men. See more »

Quotes

Quentin: I might go back to my foster family.
Ruby: Go ahead.
Quentin: They're dead.
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.40 (2013) See more »

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Tais pour Two
25 December 2003 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

Great to see that Francis Veber, the natural heir to Billy Wilder, is still alive and well and turning out crowd-pleasers like this. Truffaut will be turning in his grave - I hope - to know that fifty years on from his vitriol-fuelled attack, 'a certain tendency ...' on PROFESSIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, filmmakers, and FRENCH filmmakers at that, have not abandoned, as he urged, strong stories, sound directing, and star performances. Here we have a Depardieu a good 30 pounds lighter than of yore and looking younger with it, playing the village idiot to a fare-thee-well against Jean Reno's strong silent type. Compared to Depardieu, who never stops talking (tais-toi translates literally to 'shut up') Reno's words are as carefully measured as tea-bags in Tel Aviv. Only see this movie if you're into verbal wit laced with sight gags and thick-ear confrontations involving a three-way split between Depardieu/Reno, the flics and a team of semi-hard men. Not quite Veber's best but still a respectable 8/10.


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