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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 ... 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:

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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: This is jam. Shit, it's laxative jelly.
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Another Master piece of laugh from Francis Veber
11 August 2004 | by casrobSee all my reviews

Francis Veber has been known for his ability to construct extremely entertaining films. Most of his films are built in the same way, very classical. This mix includes 2 main characters, who basically shouldn't have anything to do with each other but who due to circumstances get together. Then you add a couple of truculent second roles and a series of inevitable clashes between those two. This structure was used among others in "La Chèvre (The Goat) 1981", starring Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu. An interesting point about Depardieu is that while he played the tough guy in The Goat, he got the opposite role, the stupid, nice guy in "Tais-toi (Ruby & Quentin)". Needless to say he is evenly amazing in both, even more as the stupid character where he brings such a pure, simple sense of humanity that you can't feel sympathy for him. Both films deserves their place in an anthology of french humour. Francis Veber likes those -a little bit simple- guys because they offer a lot of potential for comic situations. And while you laugh at these naive character, it's never aimed to make fool of them. Their humanity always eventually prevail and even the tough guy, the one who just wanted to get rid of them at the beginning of the film, finally likes them. In their simplicity, they saw or did things a tough guy would never do, but in a certain unlikely way, they helped. So Tais-toi is a skillfully crafted piece of pure enjoyment, I would even say a master work in the comedy category. No dead moments, every single line of the script is there for a single purpose: to entertain us without appealing to our worst instincts. On the contrary.


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