Cinema: Roughriders

GOING PLACES

Directed by BERTRAND BLIER Screenplay by BERTRAND BLIER and PHILLIPPE DUMARCAY

The inexplicable French need to imitate American Pop-culture forms has produced effects ranging from the weird (Eddie Constantine gangster films) to the wonderful (banana splits at Le Drugstore). But rarely has it resulted in anything as disgusting as Going Places, a Gallic rip-off of road pictures in the Easy Rider manner.

Jean-Claude and Pierrot (Gerard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere), a peculiarly scrofulous pair of vagrants, are discovered, as the picture opens, sexually terrorizing a middle-aged woman before snatching her purse...

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