On Tour (Tournée) (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

On Tour (Tournée) (2010)




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A wily entrepreneur takes a new style of burlesque to the old world in this comic road movie from director Mathieu Amalric. Joachim (director Amalric) left his home, his family and his career in Paris to go to the United States and pursue new opportunities. Several years later, he comes back on a mission -- Joachim has become a devotee of "New Burlesque," in which dancers combine the glamour and style of classic era exotic performers with a new and transgressive approach. Joachim has assembled a troupe of New Burlesque performers and brought them to Europe, certain there's a large and enthusiastic audience waiting for them in France. However, France isn't quite as certain, and Joachim has a hard time finding venues for his performers, while his show-biz contacts from his days as a television producer are quite wary of his latest scheme. Joachim also learns that his former girlfriend (Florence Ben Sadoun) isn't especially happy to see him, and he ends up taking their two sons with him as he criss-crosses the secondary markets of France with his dancers. Tournée (aka On Tour) was an official selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Miranda Colclasure
as Mimi Le Meaux
Suzanne Ramsey
as Kitten on the Keys
Dirty Martini
as Dirty Martini
Julie Atlas Muz
as Julie Atlas Muz
Linda Marraccini
as Dirty Martini
Angela de Lorenzo
as Evi Lovelle
Alexander Craven
as Roky Roulette
Damien Odoul
as François
Ulysse Klotz
as Ulysse
Simon Roth
as Baptiste
Joseph Roth
as Balthazar
Aurelia Petit
as Gas Station Girl
Antoine Gouy
as Business Software Man
André S. Labarthe
as Cabaret Manager
Jean-Toussaint Bernard
as Hotel Receptionist
Anne Benoît
as Supermarket Cashier
Florence Ben Sadoun
as Woman at the Hospital
Erwan Ribard
as Policeman
Julie Ferrier
as Julie Ferrier
Mathieu Amalric
as Joachim Zand
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Critic Reviews for On Tour (Tournée)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

[Amalric gives] us the flavor of life on tour - the sudden connections and unexpected intimacies that occur when very different people are thrown together.

Full Review… | April 22, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

There's a strong sense of the tour as work - bland hotels, travel co-ordination, Muzak - as well as the situation's propensity to let cooped-up emotions, from anger to lust, marinate.

Full Review… | December 9, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

On Tour offers a series of passing pleasures but fails to cohere into a meaningful whole.

Full Review… | July 20, 2011

A likably rambling survey of ephemeral community, a portrait of the artist as washed-up family man and pimp, and a quasi-documentary about brassy stage persona.

Full Review… | May 13, 2011
House Next Door

Amalric se estabelece cada vez mais como um dos nomes mais importantes do cinema francês - e Turnê é apenas a coroação de uma trajetória merecedora de infinitos aplausos.

Full Review… | April 9, 2011
Cinema em Cena

It's a distinctly glamour-free film, and all the better for it, with Amalric mixing lively performance scenes with the drab off-stage realities to reinforce how tough it is to make a living on the fringes of the entertainment world.

Full Review… | December 27, 2010

Audience Reviews for On Tour (Tournée)


Amalric proves that he is not only a great actor but also an extremely talented director, displaying a lot of confidence and maturity with this hugely involving film that doesn't need any effort to make us empathize with its characters and want to know more about them.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Mathieu Amalric's directorial debut is a surprisingly soulful account of a burlesque troupe's journey across France. Amalric is excellent as the tour's producer, who finds his tattered home life following him on a wild and difficult trip. A bit aimless at times, but there is a surprising amount of pathos to be found as Amalric examines a life ill spent.

Matthew Lucas
Matthew Lucas

Super Reviewer

Starring Mathieu Almaric, that guy from the Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I was really looking forward to the fun and camp "On Tour" could have been about a Frenchman leading his troupe of American burlesque dancers through out France. Unfortunately, no one could agree on what the script and story line should have been about. Mathieu was wasted in this film as I would have liked to have them explore a bit about his troubled relationship past to shed light on his current intimacy issues and eventual theatrical triumph as show producer, but the film took a fatal detour into exploring a back story with one of the dancers. Hmm, I was slightly offended the American dancers were portrayed in such a one dimensional crass manner. Sorry, we Americans are NOT all trailer trash, overweight and grotesque, but I guess the French were trying to visually portray the definition of the word "burlesque" accurately? Here in the States, the burlesque movement isn't about the exaggeration of women's bodies, sensuality, etc. it is about the expression of artistic and feminine freedom/empowerment in the art of strip tease. Ahh, so I won't take cultural offense since I'm such a Francophile. But seriously, this movie jumped the shark by turning into one hot mess - which I suppose is an accurate slice of life depiction of the life of Mathieu's character.

Ching Tan
Ching Tan

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