Theatrical Release Date: 12 Mar 2004
Home Ent. Release Date: 10 Jan 2005
Running Time: 115 mins
Directed by Oscar nominated director Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Cyrano de Bergerac, Horseman on the Roof), has assembled the cream of French acting talent for Bon Voyage, a sophisticated drama which was nominated for 11 Cesar Awards. Bon Voyage also reunites Jean-Paul Rappeneau and Gérard Depardieu for the first time since the phenomenal success of Cyrano de Bergerac. Action and adventure unite in this hilarious comedy. Against a back-drop of confusion and tumult Isabelle Adjani (La Reine Margot, Subway) stars as the actress, Gérard Depardieu (Green Card, Cyrano de Bergerac) as the politician, Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach, 8 Women) as the impassioned student and Grégori Derangère (Officer’s Ward) as the writer, all thrown together in the face of a defeated France. In a deliberate homage to Hollywood classics, Bon Voyage weaves a web of farcical chaos. At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at the posh Hotel Splendid in Bordeaux. Cabinet members, journalists, physicists and spies of all persuasions gather in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris. High society socialites hobnob with jailbirds. Murderous intrigues, scientific secrets and love affairs flourish. Elaborate personal schemes and political plots escalate, intersect and fly off in all directions, as a young man (Grégori Derangère) must choose between a beautiful diva (Isabelle Adjani) and an impassioned student (Virginie Ledoyen), between politicians and hoodlums, between carefree youth and adulthood.