Le Voyage en douce

Le Voyage en douce

Promotional poster
Directed by Michel Deville
Produced by Maurice Bernart
Written by Michel Deville
Starring Dominique Sanda
Geraldine Chaplin
Music by Catherine Ardouin
Cinematography Claude Lecomte
Edited by Raymonde Guyot
Distributed by Gaumont
Release dates
  • 4 January 1980 (1980-01-04)
Running time
98 minutes
Country France
Language French

Le Voyage en douce is a 1980 French drama film directed by Michel Deville. The screenplay is shaped around 15 different sexual anecdotes, penned by 15 writers.[1] The film stars Dominique Sanda and Geraldine Chaplin. It was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


Disillusioned with the men in their lives, two friends, Hélène (Sanda) and Lucie (Chaplin) embark on a journey together to the South of France. As the pair continue to travel they recount their sexual histories, and repeat some of them along the journey.[1]



Janet Maslin of The New York Times praised the ambiguous nature of Hélène and Lucie's relationship; "its teasing is effective, thanks particularly to Miss Sanda, who is as beautiful and insolently alluring here as she has ever been. With timing that is constantly surprising, with a knowing sensuality just this side of brazeness, Miss Sanda is enough reason to see the movie. And she and Miss Chaplin share an abandon that is intricately balanced, and gracefully played." Maslin felt that the film was "finally aimless" but that it was still "seductive all the same."[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Maslin, Janet. The Screen: "Voyage en Douce," 2 Frenchwomen on a Journey, pp. 20. The New York Times. 9 April 1981. Retrieved on 30 July 2011
  2. "IMDB.com: Awards for Le Voyage en douce". imdb.com. Retrieved 21 August 2010.

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