Tour (film)

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German title Tour
Original title Tour
Country of production France
original language French
Publishing year 2010
length 115 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Mathieu Amalric
script Mathieu Amalric
Philippe Di Folco
Tom Frank
Marcelo Novais Teles
Raphaëlle Valbrune
production Yael Fogiel
Laetitia Gonzalez
camera Christophe Beaucarne
cut Annette Dutertre

Tournée is a French drama film directed by Mathieu Amalric in 2010 .


Joachim Zand was once a successful television producer, but went to the United States after an argument. Here he brought together various solo dancers of New Burlesque in a show that was a success. Joachim is now returning to France with his dancers for a tour. He starts the show in Le Havre and the audience is thrilled. The response encourages him. On the train ride to the next venue in Nantes , Joachim receives a call and learns that the show planned for the end in Paris cannot take place because the hall has been canceled. Joachim reacts angrily and travels to Paris during the show in Nantes. He tries in vain to rent an alternative room from his brother François. François has remained a television producer and has not forgiven his brother for his antics. In the past, he had completely lifted off important appointments and made a name for himself at the expense of his brother. After a discussion, François wants to let Joachim play his relationships, but the theater owner Chapuis reacts angrily when he sees Joachim. He also refuses any help and throws Joachim out. Since this reacts uncontrollably, François drops him. In Paris Joachim also welcomes his two sons Baptiste and Balthazar, who live with his ex-wife and are now allowed to spend a day with Joachim. He drags you through his everyday life without responding to your needs. Both follow him to a hospital, where a program director and ex-lover Joachim is currently receiving treatment. Joachim tries to get a hall in Paris through her, but she too is reserved.

Defeated, Joachim comes to La Rochelle , where the New Burlesque dancers have meanwhile arrived in Nantes after their performance. The dancers are homesick and the blonde Mimi has doubts about her skills and stomach pain. She is also upset that Joachim, with whom she likes to flirt, is the father of two children. She thinks he took advantage of the group to see his family again. Other dancers do not understand why Joachim plays the coastal cities, but not Paris.

The next day, Joachim brings his children to Paris for the morning train, because his ex-wife wants both boys to be close by again. Mimi accompanies Joachim and the children and is disparagingly referred to as a “slave” by the older son, which outrages her. After a long odyssey through the French provinces, Joachim and Mimi stop at Bordeaux . The hotel on the Île d'Aix is deserted, the swimming pool is empty. Joachim and Mimi sleep together before the others arrive. Mimi indicates to Joachim that he saved her and that, with enough courage, both could become lovers. Joachim remains with tears in his eyes. A little later the others appear and occupy the empty house.


Amalric based his fourth feature film on Colette's 1913 novel L'Envers du music-hall . Tournée was shot in 2009 on the Île d'Aix , in La Rochelle, Le Havre, Nantes, Paris and Saint-Nazaire. Amalric hired amateur actors for his film; the dancers Miranda Colclasure (Mimi Le Meaux), Linda Marraccini (Miss Dirty Martini), Julie Ann Muz (Julie Atlas Muz), Suzanne Ramsey (Kitten on the Keys), Angela de Lorenzo (Evie Lovelle) and dancer Alexander Craven (Roky Roulette ) are actually stars of the American New Burlesque scene. The tour shown in the film also actually took place, which is why the film was praised by the critics for its documentary character, "although Amalric emphasizes that nothing was improvised and everything was scripted".

The film premiered on May 13, 2010 at the Cannes International Film Festival . It was released in Swiss cinemas on December 23, 2010 and was also released in German cinemas on September 8, 2011. Arte showed Tournée on November 12, 2012 for the first time on German television. The film was also released on DVD in 2012.


The film-dienst called the Tournée an “exquisitely played artist drama that confidently maintains the balance between fiction and document. Show sequences of the frivolous art form burlesque meet scenes of the less glamorous everyday life beyond the stage and sensitively draw portraits of the homeless artists. " Cinema found that the film was a" touching look behind the showbiz scenes that could have used more speed. "Amalric's film is" a homage to the female body ".

Der Spiegel wrote that Tournée was about the overwhelming power of strong women, between whom Zand threatened to perish, even if he tried to keep control throughout the film. The fact that this control applies not only to the dancers but also to Zand's earlier (private) life in Paris is a weak point of the film: “The plot vacillates indecisively between the shows of the dancers and Zand's family problems. And so the audience is repeatedly forced to go on excursions into Zand's old life, even if they would have much preferred to stay behind the stage with the dancers ”. In summary, Der Spiegel called the film a “glamor road movie bursting with energy, yet quietly melancholy”.


The cast of Tournée at the César Awards 2010

At the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival, Tournée ran in the competition for the Palme d'Or . Mathieu Amalric was honored in the Best Director category and received the FIPRESCI Prize .

In 2011 the film was nominated for seven Césars , including in main categories such as Best Picture and Best Director, but it could not win any of the awards.

Web links

Commons : Tournée  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Philippe Azoury: Amalric porté aux nues Libération, June, 30, 2010
  2. a b See
  3. ^ A b Maren Keller: Burlesque film "Tournée": bra instead of neck pouch , spiegel-online, September 8, 2011
  4. ^ Tournée. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  5. New films in September . In: Der Spiegel , No. 9, 2011, p. 41