Les Valseuses (1974)

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  1. llanes13

    llanes13 Guest


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    IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

    Director: Bertrand Blier

    Gérard Depardieu... Jean-Claude
    Patrick Dewaere... Pierrot
    Miou-Miou... Marie-Ange
    Jeanne Moreau... Jeanne Pirolle
    Brigitte Fossey... Woman in the train
    Christian Alers... Jacqueline's father Henri
    Michel Peyrelon... The Doctor
    Gérard Boucaron... Carnot
    Jacques Chailleux... Jacques Pirolle
    Eva Damien... Doctor's wife
    Dominique Davray... Ursula
    Isabelle Huppert... Jacqueline
    Marco Perrin... Supermarket inspector
    Jacques Rispal... Maton
    Claude Vergues... Merian

    Two ageing juvenile delinquents, furious with the world, take to the road on an orgy of petty theft and debauchery; they harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's their cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She's on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure. Breakthrough screen role for superstar Gerard Depardieu, with support from Jeanne Moreau and Isabelle Huppert.

    A wonderful, free flowing, often lyrical film that whisks you along, ever smiling, even if there are truly shocking incidents along the way. One gasps at the way the women are treated and yet ultimately they seem to come through very well and it is much credit to all concerned that so many potentially disastrous scenes all work so very well. This is possibly Depardieu's best performance, certainly his most natural. Jeanne Moreau performs outstandingly in what must have been a very difficult role to play and including vigorous sex scenes with a couple of guys at least half her age. Miou-Miou is lovely throughout and again has very difficult scenes to play. Initially this seems a down and dirty misogynist rant/romp but as the tale and characters unfold a much more tender and honest picture emerges. In the end this uncompromising and daring film demands respect.

    File size: 692Mb | Dimensions: 640 x 384
    Video: 852kbps XviD | Audio: 96kb/s Vorbis
    Language: French (English .srt subs included)

  2. Nxdvxxsh

    Nxdvxxsh Guest

    another GREAT foreign language film-THANK YOU​

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