- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 17, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Stereo - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/19/2004
"[A] delightful, bustling film....A triumph of narrative ingenuity that juggles myriad characters in various states of panicked self-absorption at a turning point in history."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 03/01/2004
"The most entertaining character is the self-centered actress played by Isabelle Adjani, who looks as ravishing as she did when she made THE STORY OF ADELE H."
Los Angeles Times - 03/26/2004
"BON VOYAGE is off to a giddy start, with a nonstop flow of interconnected high adventures - and high comedy - to follow."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/02/2004
"[A] light historical farce..."
Rolling Stone - 04/15/2004
"It's sexy, suspenseful fun, and gorgeous-looking to boot."
USA Today - 03/19/2004
"This treatment is light and breezy for a change....Rappeneau modulates a delicate and very specific tone while juggling several actors, some with familiar faces."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/16/2004
"The movie is funny not in a ho-ho way but in the way it surprises us with delights and blindsides us with hazards."
Set in 1940s France in the moments before the German occupation of Paris during World War II, Jean-Paul Rappeneau's lively farce BON VOYAGE combines a murder mystery, a political drama, and a series of madcap subplots including a secret scientific discovery and a gathering of socialites at Bordeaux's Hotel Splendide. The result is a picturesque period piece full of energy, adventure, and breathtaking scenery. Dynamic performances from an all-star cast that includes Gerard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, and Gregori Derangere complete this delightfully pert film.
Forced to flee Paris as the Germans advance, a mismatched group of oddly acquainted personalities reassemble in Bordeaux. Viviane (Adjani) is a stunning film actress whose talents are used both on-screen and off. She swiftly seduces the French prime minister, Beaufort (Depardieu), on the eve of WWII--a convenient catch in wartime. However, her former flame Frederic (Derangere), who Viviane neatly framed and sent to prison for a murder she committed, is now free and is still pursuing her. Frederic's jailbreak buddy Raoul (Yvan Attal), is also in tow, with nothing but trouble up his sleeve. Meanwhile, a pretty physics student, Camille (Virginie Ledoyen) tempts the hearts of both ex-cons, while protecting her professor and their scientific discovery, which must not fall into German hands. Waiting on the wings is the suspicious journalist Winckler (Peter Coyote), whose sneaky demeanor is only matched by Thierry (Nicolas Vaude), the revenge-crazed nephew of the man Viviane murdered.
- Theatrical Release: MARCH 26, 2004