Film: Les Valseuses

Les Valseuses (also known as Going Places in English-speaking countries) is a 1974 French comedy-drama directed by Bertrand Blier, adapted from Blier's own novel, and starring Gťrard Depardieu (in his breakthrough role), Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. The film's title is a colloquialism which roughly translates as balls.

Jean-Claude (Depardieu) and Pierrot (Dewaere) are two whimsical, aimless young thugs. They harass and assault women, steal money and cars... and alternately charm, fight and sprint their way out of trouble. Marie-Ange (Miou-Miou), a jaded, passive and frigid hairdresser assistant, joins them as lover, cook and mother confessor. She's on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.

Because of its explicit sexual content, the film was first rated unsuitable for people under age 18. It was later downrated to 16.


Les Valseuses provides examples of he following tropes: