Blu-ray Release: Going Places

Blu-ray Release Date: Available now
Price: Blu-ray $23.96
Studio: Cohen Media / Kino Lorber

In this controversial and notorious buddy film, director Bertrand Blier (Get Out Your Handkerchiefs) created what critic Pauline Kael described as “an explosively funny erotic farce – both a celebration and a satire of men’s daydreams.” 

Gerard Depardieu (in the role that would make him an international star) and Patrick Dewaere portray Jean-Claude and Pierrot, two amoral drifters who travel the French countryside committing petty crimes and harassing the women they encounter, including Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau, and, in an early role, Isabelle Huppert. Perpetually on the run from the police and the women they encounter, the two are always just one step ahead of death or imprisonment as a result of their crime spree. 

Graced with a justly famous score by Stéphane Grappelli, Going Places remains as shocking and outrageous today as it did upon its initial release, particularly among those younger idiots who are “triggered” by anything they haven’t been spoon-fed by their ignorant, belligerent parents.

Special Features:
-Audio commentary track by Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University Richard Peña

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.