Le Voyage en douce (1980)
A film directed by Michel Deville

Genre: Drama


Fearing that they may be heading towards a premature middle age, Hélène and Lucie decide to run away and indulge their hedonistic fantasies in the South of France. The young women haven't seen each other for years but they have no difficulty reliving their former days, of childhood innocence and wild adolescence. If they agree on anything it is that life is for living...
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Film Review

Le Voyage en douce is a French film drama first released in France on 4th January 1980, directed by Michel Deville. The film stars Dominique Sanda, Geraldine Chaplin, Jacques Zabor, Jean Crubelier and Valerie Masterson.   It is a Maurice Bernard production, produced by Maurice Bernart and distributed by Gaumont.  

Our overall rating for Le Voyage en douce is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Michel Deville include: Ce soir ou jamais (1961), Martin Soldat (1966), Le Mouton enragé (1974) and La Petite bande (1983). The actor Geraldine Chaplin has also appeared in: Nashville (1975), I Want to Go Home (1989), Hable con ella (2002) and Et si on vivait tous ensemble? (2012).

Other drama films of the 1980s from France that are recommended viewing include: Claude Pinoteau's La 7ème cible (1984), Louis Malle's Au revoir, les enfants (1987), Claude Miller's Garde à vue (1981), Robert Hossein's Les Misérables (1982) and Claude Chabrol's Une affaire de femmes (1988).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Michel Deville
  • Script: Michel Deville
  • Photo: Claude Lecomte
  • Music: Catherine Ardouin
  • Cast: Dominique Sanda (Hélène), Geraldine Chaplin (Lucie), Jacques Zabor (Denis), Jean Crubelier (L'homme des maisons), Valerie Masterson (La cantatrice), Cécile Le Bailly (Marie), Jacqueline Parent (Mathilde), Jacques Pieiller (Pinson), Françoise Morhange (La grande-mère), Frédéric Andréi (Le jeune homme de l'hôtel), Christophe Malavoy (L'homme du train), André Marcon (L'homme du concert), Catherine Le Dall (La marraine), Hélène Garcia (La pompiste), Robin Camus (Lucas), Valérie Hug (Perrine), Marion Gautier (Hélène à 15 ans), Myriam Roulet (Young Lucie), Liliane Rovère (Voice), Géo Beuf (Customer), Gérard Dessalles (Voice), Dominique Delouche (Man in museum)
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 98 min

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