Les Valseuses

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A huge hit in France, about 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. The physical robustness and frankness prevails (the film deliberately evokes the sounds and smells of sex), but as the characters develop into something approaching human beings, much of the bite is lost. It ends relatively tame: an unfocused comedy whose sense of the outlandish extends little further than screwing on the back seat of a Rolls. A lot of good points, though.

Details

Release details

Duration:
118 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Bertrand Blier
Screenwriter:
Bertrand Blier, Philippe Dumarçay
Cast:
Gérard Depardieu
Patrick Dewaere
Miou-Miou
Jeanne Moreau
Jacques Chailleux
Michel Peurelon
Brigitte Fossey
Isabelle Huppert