(...) Man sollte sich auch nichts vormachen, denn mit Sicherheit hat Bertrand Blier hier einen der frauenverachtendsten Filme aller Zeiten erschaffen! Der Frauenhass ist jederzeit spürbar und ziemlich abstossend. Hält der Film hier genügend Abstand zu seinen beiden "Helden" - verkörpert von Gerard Depardieu und Patrick Dewaere? (...)
Amüsantes Halbstarken-Roadmovie. Grotesk verzerrt durch die Untertitelung, die "weiterspricht", wenn gar nichts gesagt wird (manchmal auch andersrum). Man wird da also die ganze Zeit noch zusätzlich zugkleistert mit flotten, chauvinistischen Sprüchen auf Schulmädchenreport-Niveau – wahrscheinlich ist das der Grund dafür, dass der Film bis 2012 auf dem Index war …
The only Blier movie I like: as in a porn, you are sure of its disability; as in an adventure film, the lightness of its provocation, with the elegance that the context of its realization allowed. More than having "l'air du temps", it was made at the very time that they dwelt it. Misogynist and misanthrope, although laughing of itself and with Nuytten cinematography and Grappelli music to involve.
Blier has never been a director for the feminist movement by any stretch and this early film from him is no exception. The story of 2 cretins living life from petty crime to petty crime while treating beautiful women abhorrently should be enough for the film to fail: however the undercurrent of dark comedy and wonderful performances (especially from a vivacious Miou Miou) save the film completely. Well worth a visit,
Great flick - if you hate women. It's confounding because Dewaere (who killed himself years later) and Depardieu have amazing chemistry. Nuytten's cinematography and Grappelli's score are charming, and so are turns by Moreau, Huppert and Fossey. Regardless, it gave me real heartache to watch two cretins sexually molest and assault pretty much every woman in the film. Not what I consider comedy.
Remember when misogyny was commonplace in movies, and everyone loved it? This one sure takes you back. The ad in the newspaper for this movie was of a naked lady hitchhiking, so I knew it had to be good. My understanding is that there's a 3 hour version, which I'd love to see.
Some of the most attractive storytelling I've seen. I really wanted to fuck the shit out of this movie! I loved the sleaze of the characters, how relentlessly UNpc the movie is, the way it challenged good taste, and the endearing moments in the middle of sear ugly. This a movie I wished I made. A new favorite? Probably but I have to see it again.