1974. France. Bertrand Blier. 117 min.
Saturday, July 5, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1974. France. Directed by Bertrand Blier. Screenplay by Blier, Philippe Dumarçay. Music by Stéphane Grappelli. With Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau. Blier's raunchy, provocative road movie, whose title is slang for "testicles," uses Grappelli's delicate score as a counterpoint. Critic Pauline Kael praised it as "an explosively funny erotic farce—both a celebration and a satire of men's daydreams.... Going Places was perhaps the first film from Europe since Breathless and Weekend and Last Tango in Paris to speak to us in a new, firsthand way about sex and sex fantasies; it did it in a terse, cool, assured style influenced by Godard, yet with a dreamy sort of displacement." In French; English subtitles. 117 min.