Reviews

Bon Voyage

3

France is on the brink of Nazi occupation but beautiful, conniving movie star Vivian Denvers (Isabelle Adjani) only has one thing on her mind: herself.

Stuck with a corpse in her flat and desperate to escape Paris before the goosesteppers march in, Vivian cajoles a friend (Gregori Derangere) into taking the murder rap, seduces an infatuated politician (Gerard Depardieu) into spiriting her away and courts a mysterious reporter (Peter Coyote). Holed up at Bordeaux hotel, Vivian and her admirers play complex games of intrigue, crossing paths with a military scientist, an impassioned student (Virginie Ledoyen) plus various toffs and politicos.

Cyrano De Bergerac helmer Jean-Paul Rappeneau conjures up an elegant and seductive French farce that twinkles as brightly as Adjani's sumptuous gowns, masterfully diverting the eye from plot frays and a certain hysterical pace. But with a cast this accomplished and attractive (even Depardieu scrubs up), who cares?

Film Details

  • 12A
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 10th 2005