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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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Grégori Derangère ...
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Alex Winckler
Jean-Marc Stehlé ...
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 ...
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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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21 May 2004 (USA)  »

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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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Spoofs L'honorable Catherine (1943) 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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A Heavyweight Lightweight
23 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie travels farther on 8 gunshots, 2 kisses and 100 clichés than should be possible. Yet it still works. Brilliant.

As I was driving home from the theater, I tried to figure out how it got away with movie staples like the pages of a novel manuscript blowing across a beach or the impossible series of fortuitous coincidences without the entire audience standing up and screaming, "I've seen that a million times before! And you've pushed beyond the edge of believability!" But the actors were so enchanting and the screen so filled with believable extras that I forgot to care. A friend who saw it with me said it transported him to Paris so perfectly that he was disappointed when we left the theater and realized we were still in Indiana.

Overall, a romantic-comedy-thriller with subtlety, wit and elan.


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