Bon voyage (2003)

 


 

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Genre: Comedy,Drama,War

Bon voyage (2003)
   
Release Date: 16 April 2003 (France)
Country: France
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Cast:
  • Isabelle Adjani
  • Gérard Depardieu
  • Virginie Ledoyen
  • Yvan Attal
  • Grégori Derangère
  • Peter Coyote
  • Jean-Marc Stehlé
  • Aurore Clément
  • Xavier De Guillebon
  • Edith Scob
  • Michel Vuillermoz
  • Nicolas Pignon
  • Nicolas Vaude
  • Pierre Diot
  • Pierre Laroche


22 Responses to Bon voyage (2003)

  1. staceyinfo
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    I was just curious, does anyone know? Can you drink it?

  2. woowoo-6
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    For those who understand French quite well: How was Peter Coyote’s french in this flick? Good, bad, heavy accented?

    I’m reminded of the french movie, A Very Long Engagement, where Jodie Foster plays a small part and flies through the french. A similar post on that imdb board states she spoke (and speaks!) french very well without any hint of accent – as she’s been speaking it since she was a child.

    Anyways…thanks!

  3. snowcub3
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    I’d love to know if Adjani modeled this role on Barbara Stanwyck, who did everything from villians and femme fatals to sophisticated comedy. Does anyone else see this remarkable resemblence in Viviane?

  4. teaspoonof21grms
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    ok, so we are watching this movie in french class…it is pretty good, but french is boring and i dozed off for a little and i have no idea what is going on…

    see, since it is in french, i couldnt listen while i dozed off, and sometimes i missed the subtitles

    we have to write a summary of what happened in the movie, where, and all that crap…can someone please give me a detailed summary of the movie…like everything…all i know is the actress killed some guy and mr. auger got blamed for it or something, i dont know…like i have no idea what all that crap about heavy water is…anyways…id love it id someone wrote a summary for me (you dont have to do it in french…haha)

    thanks

  5. andrewdunn
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    "Bon Voyage" is Isabelle’s first movie to be released in the U.S. since the (not-so-good) remake of "Diabolique" in 1996. For those of you who are a fan of hers like me, she has made two other films which have not yet reached our shores. Fortunately, both of these films can be ordered from amazon.fr. You need to have a multi-region DVD player or one that is compatible with Region 2 DVDs to view these.

    "La Repentie" is a film by Laetitia Masson. Isabelle plays a mysterious woman who on her release from prison, moves to Nice to start anew. Her quest for a new identity is challenged by an old stalker/flame who wants to even an unsettled score. This film was poorly received in France and (to my knowledge) has never been released outside that country. I personally liked it. It isn’t one of her best films but it does have some nice moments.

    "Adolphe" is a period film by Benoit Jaquot and is based on a novel by Benjamin Constant (forgive my spelling if incorrect). Isabelle plays a beautiful widow who is purseued by a younger man. She eventually falls for him and sacrifies everything for this doomed affair. "Adolphe" is a sad film but very well made. This film was critically acclaimed in France but like "La Repentie", I don’t think it found an audience outside that country.

    Andrew

  6. onziemechoc
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    This was a very good film! It was fun to watch all the characters manouvre. It reminded me of a play by Molière. I highly recommend it.

    "Mange la merde!"

  7. jolypm
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    n’est PAS une coiffure portée par les hommes durant les années quarante! (Celle d’Isabelle Adjani de même!) C’est une coupe moderne (que je lui envie, d’ailleurs). Bon voyage se passe durant la Deuxième Grande Guerre et rien dans le film -ou si peu- le suggère, le rappelle ou l’affirme. Il n’en a absolument pas l’odeur et encore moins l’authenticité. Et c’est un film qui oscille entre la comédie et le drame. On pourrait, tout au plus, le qualifier de fantaisie dramatique… Ça n’est guère brillant… Et ce n’est sûremenmt pas un bon film… Dommage…

  8. jolypm
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    Je viens juste de voir ce film and Adjani’s character reminded me of the French movie star during the war time, Josseline Gaël, who was the mistress of a very French well-known actor at the time, Jules Berry. She was frivolous, just like Adjani’s personnage, and ended up badly. She was dishonered nationaly for her collaboration with the Nazis (one of her lovers was a Nazi)and her career was ruined! She died in her thirties, I think, poor, ill and abandoned. That’s what the ending suggested to me… when she goes with Peter Coyote as a Nazi spy (BTW, I don’t know if his German was good but his French was excellent! and it was definitely his voice! No dubbing! Bravo, Monsieur Coyote!) The movie is a sort of a mediocre Georges Feydeau’s play. Ça court, ça court et ça court sans arrêt, les portes claquent et reclaquent continuellement, c’est bourré de clichés que les clins d’oeil n’arrivent pas à alléger… et Adjani n’est pas drôle! Elle alourdit le film ou le court-circuite! Qu’on imagine une Sophie Desmarets, une Dany Robin ou même… une Martine Carol dans ce rôle! (Pour ceux et celles qui connaissent le cinéma français, of course!) et tout de suite, le film pétille ou pétillerait comme du champagne!!! Et c’est ce qui lui manque! Hélas! La réalisation est soignée, léchée, le début engageant, la fin, originale mais bon, on a déjà tout vu cela et en beaucoup mieux… Depardieu is just as usual: majestueux! Magnifique! Cet acteur est prodigieux. And I did not know who was Grégori Derangère (strange name) but he was really good. His part was a very difficult one and there is not a false note in his work… I was just wondering why he is not more well-known.. and famous… He has everything to be a superstar… He is talented and handsome… The future will tell… Still, Bon Voyage was… amusing! And not so bad!

  9. thirdborracho
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    She got into the car with Alex and that was the last we saw of her?

  10. Nieska
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    virginie ledoyen caught my attention immediantly..she has such a beautiful face, much more beautiful, fresh, young than isablle.

    virgine for sure!

  11. gata86
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    I was so happy when Frédéric and Camille kissed at the end! I was so worried they weren’t going to get together!

    At first, I got the imprsession that Camille would leave France with Frédéric because he had to leave due to his papers not being right and the fact that Viviane was singing "bon voyage" in the song in the movie on screen. But then I was thinking that since Camille was so involved with the French resistance that she would get Frédéric the right papers so he could stay. Still, France at that time probably wouldn’t be the best place to begin a relationship.

    What do you think?

  12. profhound
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    Loved this movie. I’ve always been a big fan of Isabelle Adjani (and my fiance is very happy about that, since she’s one of his cinematic crushes). Who can tell me more about the marvelous (and incredibly handsome) Grégori Derangère? There’s very little information about him on IMDB. Merci!

    Pam

  13. trpdean
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    motorcycles driven by soldiers, turning right on to a major boulevard in Paris – with a classic building in the center background – heading toward the camera? We also see our hero there racing toward the camera. My mother asked "what beautiful bulding is that?" I said the Pantheon, but I think I’m wrong – there were two closer identical closer buildings giving the classic one further away a kind of frame.

  14. grobanite21
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    I’m trying to review this movie for my french class, but I saw it like a year ago.

    How does it end again?

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

    =D

  15. Pamela-5
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    At the start of this movie, an older man who was in the theater at the same time as Isabelle Adjani is seen waving to her. A little while later, after the theater, Isabelle points out a dead man on her floor to the young man who will help her get rid of the body.

    Am I nuts, or didn’t that actor look very much like Jean Marais? I know Marais was long dead by the time this film was made, but wow!, he really had many of the striking features of M. Marais.

    Does anyone else think so?

  16. delsa87
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  17. frozencn
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    What a stupid and boring movie that was. The problem with this movie is that it tries so hard to be funny and it’s not even funny. The talents of some great actors were wasted.I wasted 2 hours, spare yourself.

  18. clasct
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    I was confused at the end-How did Camille know that Frederic was parachuted in. Are they both spies? I understood the rest of the movie up until the last ten minutes! Please Explain! Thanks!

  19. The_Big_Silver_Screen
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    Bon Voyage — Subtitles

    Brain fade on my part

    but there were a bit of overlapping subtitles

    I saw the movie in the US with English subtitles

    I swear that there were French Subtitles in some parts of the movie

    which were then also subtitled in English

    Now I would think that the French Subtitles were for German translation

    but my friends disagree

    Can anyone shed some light

    Thanks

    T

  20. andrewdunn
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    Does anyone know when this film will be released in the U.S.? I read on Isabelle Adjani’s website that France has decided to submit "Bon Voyage" for the Oscars so hopefully we’ll see a theatrical release this year. If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Andrew

  21. Ike-NL
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    does anybody know what the trailer music is, played during this trailer? it’s from a wellknown US movie I just cannot place my finger on it. you can check the trailer at

    http://www.apple.com/trailers

    "Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood." http://www.tarantino.info

  22. SurrenderToto
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    It was a good thing there was an interesting story to try and figure out in this picture. Otherwise you would have been exhausted for nothing running down hotel corridors from horrible men, escaping from German spys, or possibly out the door of the theatre. A parade of faces and constant movement, half-told truths, darting eyes. Thank God for the turbot–"Turbot for everyone!"

    Andrew Dunn: I hope Mlle. Adjani did not disappoint. However, do you think she could have done without that wig?

    "Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show;

    But wonder on, till truth make all things plain."

    — A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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