Klouk (Bernard Crombey) is a car salesman who has to miss a family holiday to deliver a luxury Chevrolet station wagon to his boss' wealthy client. He decides to take his friend Philippe (Xavier Saint-Macary) along with him for the ride across the length of France from Lille to the Cote d'Azur. On the way they give a lift to hitchhiker Charles (Etienne Chicot) who also brings along his friend Daniel (Patrick Bouchitey). A buddy road movie that came together from genuine friendship and developed throughout the months-long script workshop giving the film a casual and naturalistic quality that pre-dates Richard Linklater's similar approaches by some decade, Fill Er Up with Super is one of many touching road movie comedies about youth in a line of classics. A meditation on friendship and masculinity, it was voted one of the greatest of all French films by Time Out Paris which described it as a precious secret, one which could be likened to a documentary, yet in its more surreal moments retains a freshness larger than life.
- Region Code:
- Region B
- 96 minutes
- Original Language:
- Language(s): French, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Mono, Booklet, Interviews: Bernard Crombey (2019), Three interview short films directed by Cavalier (2011): 'My Wife Lives in Fear' with Etienne Chicot, 'It's Full' with Bernard Crombey, 'The King of Baby Bottles' with Patrick Bouchitey; Reversible sleeve; Appreciation of 'Fill Er Up With Super' by Charlotte Garson (Cahiers du Cinema deputy editor)