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Bon voyage (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 21 May 2004 (USA)
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An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city.

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Jean-Étienne Beaufort
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Camille
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Alex Winckler
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Professeur Kopolski
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Jacqueline de Lusse
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Brémond
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Mme Arbesault
Michel Vuillermoz ...
M. Girard
Nicolas Pignon ...
André Arpel
Nicolas Vaude ...
Thierry Arpel
Pierre Diot ...
Maurice / Le gardien du studio
Pierre Laroche ...
L'érudit
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At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at the posh Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux. Cabinet members, journalists, physicists, and spies of all persuasions gather in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris. High society socialites hobnob with jailbirds. Murderous intrigues, scientific secrets and love affairs flourish. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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Boa Viagem  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,112,397 (France) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$2,353,728 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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References Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991) See more »

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Bon voyage
Performed by Isabelle Adjani
Lyrics by Martin Rappeneau
Music by Gabriel Yared
Enregistrée aux Studios FERBER - Paris
Recording engineer René Ameline
Ingénieur Protocols Hélène Texier
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Gloriously old-fashioned entertainment with a serious sub-text
1 September 2004 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

On its surface, this is one of the most classically entertaining action/comedy/romance films I've seen in a long time, reminding me of pleasurable old "Saturday-afternoon" movies that had just the right balance of unexpected twists, well-timed humor and integrated action. Beyond this, though, there is our knowledge of this film's context. It has the same elements of "Casablanca," but is set just before many of the characters would truly understand the seriousness of what was happening to their country (and the world) and the consequences of some of their own behavior. This adds a strong note of irony to the humor (we sense that one of the female characters has a radical change of hairstyle in her future). This is a film that you will not regret watching.


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