Les Valseuses (1974)

Film, Comedy
Les Valseuses

The 100 best French films

Dir Bertrand Blier (Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou)

This film ranked #17 in Time Out's list of the 100 greatest French films. Click here to see the full list. 

 

A huge hit in seventies France, this offbeat comedy follows two youths waving a finger at society. Their pursuits include car theft, robbery, three-way sex, and general impulsive offensiveness, while their development is limited to the degree of selectivity they start showing towards their compulsive fucking. Forsaking a girl who can't have an orgasm, they cultivate an older woman just out of prison, on the assumption that she must be dying for it (which she is, literally). With a couple of deaths sending them on the run, their rambling delinquency takes on rather more romantic fugitive connotations.

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