Jean-Claude (Depardieu) and Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere) are restless, anarchic young men who live out of their car and never stop moving, committing petty crimes to fund their endless road trip and sharing the women they meet along the way. Their adventures boosting loot reach a fever pitch, though, when they add murder to their exploits after kidnapping a dim-witted beautician (Miou-Miou).
A roguishly erotic, almost nihilistic buddy film, “Going Places” solidified Blier's reputation in France as a morality-flouting provocateur to watch, and gave the world its first glimpse of screen legend Gerard Depardieu, here a thin, aggressive hothead. The film also stars a bevy of Gallic beauties, including Jeanne Moreau (as a horny ex-con), Isabelle Huppert, and Miou-Miou (the blonde they abduct), each playing different versions of “wild” women. Vulgar and darkly funny, “Going Places” drives its disillusioned outsiders and anti-establishment virtues into a place of edgy, boundary-pushing delirium.