J'Adore Cine Club: That Man From Rio | Denver Film Society | Philippe de Broca | France

J'Adore Cine Club: That Man From Rio

Philippe de Broca

French, English, PortugueseEnglish SubtitlesFrance1964112 min


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Screens Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter!
Presented by Alliance Française de Denver and TV5MONDE
Followed by a post-film discussion in Henderson's Lounge with "bouchées légères" and wine.

A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musée de l’Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais (Rififi) is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman Jean-Paul Belmondo begins his 8-day leave by changing to civvies in a Métro entrance and witnesses fiancée Françoise Dorléac (late sister of Catherine Deneuve) getting kidnapped herself – and then the chase begins: by motorcycle, shoe leather, flight to Rio de Janeiro sans ticket or passport, airport baggage carrier, cable car, pink car complete with green stars and a rumble seat, water skies, Amazon river boat, seaplane, jungle vine… all shot in breathtaking widescreen and color. Belmondo performs his own blood-curdling stunts against that sugar loaf Rio skyline and across that under-construction unearthly architecture of Brasilia (even parachuting almost into the jaws of a hungry croc).

Cinematographer: Edmond Séchan | Screenwriter: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Ariane Mnouchkine, Daniel Boulanger,
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac, Jean Servais
Additional Countries: Italy