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Ruby & Quentin (2003)

Tais-toi! (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 22 October 2003 (France)
One prisoner tell to another that he hid a very large amount of money before the arrest. Together they manage to escape, but this is where their adventures are just beginning.

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:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are five different Chinese dubbed versions available, including 3 in dialects. 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

Ruby: Let her sleep
[looking at Katia]
Quentin: We cant stay up all night
Ruby: Tais-toi!
Quentin: [moves behind counter and makes cow noise]
Katia: Someone there!
Ruby: [to Quentin] Asshole
Quentin: Sorry
Ruby: Liar
Katia: Who is it?
[...]
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References Blood Work (2002) See more »

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In keeping with Veber's Standards but Not his Best
10 November 2003 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Veber is one of the rare French cineasts who manages to make people laugh the world over ( quite a feat ). He has directed and scripted many films over the years which have given hours of pleasure and laughs to millions. This is because he has found the secret of universal humour which appeals to the vast majority of people, whatever their origins. This film is in keeping with his standards. A little weak during the last half hour ( unlike "Le Placard" ) the film nevertheless maintains the spectator amused for most of its length. Many of Veber's films are about two central characters who are very opposed to each other but who nevertheless remain together. Some may criticize this idea for its lack of novelty but the hard fact it that people like it, so we can say that Veber is a cineast for the vast public and not for his own particular idiosyncrasies. In this film, Depardieu plays the "weaker" person ( in previous films it was Pierre Richard, Daniel Auteuil or Jacques Villeret ) and Depardieu played the "tougher" character ( Les COmpères, La Chèvre, Les Fugitifs and to a certain extent Le Placard, though he ends up weakened ). The "Tough" character in this film is played by Jean Reno. The plot is not as good as that of Le Placard but Depardieu's acting of the part of "Quentin from Montargis" is superb and is enough to carry the film on its own, plot failings aside. I predict that the film should have an international success but perhaps slightly less than that of Le Placard. But one does laugh loud and it would certainly be a shame to miss it !!


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