Bon voyage (2003) - Synopsis
At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at the posh Hotel Splendide 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.
In Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s BON VOYAGE, 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.
A sophisticated farce in high style from Academy Award-nominated director Jean-Paul Rappeneau ("Cyrano de Bergerac"), Sony Pictures Classics’ BON VOYAGE stars Isabelle Adjani (as the actress), Gérard Depardieu (as the politician), Virginie Ledoyen (as the student), Grégori Derangère (as the writer), Yvan Attal (as the hoodlum), and Peter Coyote (as the journalist). The film is written by Rappeneau, produced by Laurent and Michèle Pétin, edited by Maryline Monthieux, cinematography by Thierry Arbogast, with original music by Gabriel Yared.