On Tour (Tournée)

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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.


Miranda Colclasure
as Mimi Le Meaux
Suzanne Ramsey
as Kitten on the Keys
Dirty Martini
as Dirty Martini
Linda Marraccini
as Dirty Martini
Julie Atlas Muz
as Julie Atlas Muz
Angela de Lorenzo
as Evi Lovelle
Alexander Craven
as Roky Roulette
Damien Odoul
as François
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 (20) | Top Critics (4)

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

    Apr 22, 2011 | Full Review…
  • An immediate and thrilling experience.

    Dec 10, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • If On Tour is finally too transient, too light on luggage, to be fully successful, it has a keen sense of the France we rarely get to see on screen: a limbo-land of trading estates, petrol stations and chain hotels.

    Dec 9, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    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.

    Dec 9, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ben Walters

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • While On Tour settles a little too easily in conclusion for the troupe-as-one-big-family cliché... the film's engaging confidence and inclusive good nature prove [Mathieu Amalric]'s worth watching both as an actor and a director.

    Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • With its semi-improvised feel, On Tour often feels like a series of episodes, strung like beads on a string. Each one is a perfectly small perfect bijoux, but collected together, they begin to create genuine and tattered glamour.

    Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for On Tour (Tournée)

  • Nov 22, 2011
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2011
    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 L Super Reviewer

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