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Ruby & Quentin (2003)

Tais-toi! (original title)
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 ... 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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Details

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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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: Look at the two drag queens!
Ruby: It's us, stupid!
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Connections

References Blood Work (2002) See more »

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Extremely Funny Stuff
10 February 2006 | by twistyhairSee all my reviews

I saw this film when it premiered in the U.S. and have been waiting, waiting, waiting for it to get into distribution so I can see it again. Jean Reno and Gerard Depardieu are such an odd and wonderful pairing. I think only French actors and a French director could have done such an unlikely thing so well. These are two of the finest actors each in their own right; but they manage to put egos aside while coming up with odd little nuances that had me crying with laughter.

Personally, I found it refreshing to see a story that I haven't seen a thousand times already and especially a comedy that does not rely on stale or embarrassing humor. Thumbs up for Francis Veber (Writer/Director) for an original and engaging film!

The film is sophisticated, touching and endearing. I am genuinely surprised that it never hit the U.S. market.


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