An iconoclastic French sex comedy that catapulted a young Gérard Depardieu to stardom.
A shockingly hilarious sex comedy, GOING PLACES exposes the outrageous desires of a pair of perpetually horny twenty-something brutes. Jean-Claude (Gérard Depardieu) and Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere) live on instinct, spending their days harassing women and committing petty crimes. Their amorous adventures lead them to a frigid beautician (Miou-Miou), a sex-starved ex-con (Jeanne Moreau) and a teenager desperate to escape bourgeois life (Isabelle Huppert). The French title is LES VALSEUSES ("The Testicles"), isolating the source of their anti-social behavior. Dodging the cops, jilted women and their own rampaging libidos, Jean-Claude and Pierrot are perpetually on the verge of death or imprisonment and they don't seem to mind.
Cast & Crew
- Gerard Boucaron - Carnot
- Jacques Chailleux - Jacques Pirolle
- Eva Damien - The Doctor's wife
- Dominique Davray - Ursula
- Gérard Depardieu - Jean-Claude
- Patrick Dewaere - Pierrot
- Brigitte Fossey - Woman in the train
- Isabelle Huppert - Jacqueline
- Miou-Miou - Marie-Ange
- Jeanne Moreau - Jeanne Pirolle
- Michel Peyrelon - The Doctor
Reviews(see the best reviews)
somewhat disturbing to watch as a woman, but compelling, about the same. I would add this to my list of 'see a second time' flicks.
a little riske' but funny overall!
Well, it isn't The Return of Martin Guerre or Jean de Florette, but its a worthwhile and entertaining 118 minutes, some funny scenes, interesting plot play, and two despicable guys its hard not to feel sympathy for, if not actually like. You can't say that Gérard Depardieu hasn't worked himself silly since making this one. His filmography is astounding. I was concerned this was going to have a Jules and Jim ending, but thank goodness, it does not.
uniquely distubing. extremely funny
When I was a teenager, this was my favorite film. I enjoyed gerard depardieu's performance. This was the film that made him famous in france. His performance of a charismatic amoral drifter is his best. Unfortunately his co-star committed suicide about seven years after filming this piece. Both actors together create a dynamic pair and take you into a world of aimless ambivalence.