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Rendezvous (1976)

C'était un rendez-vous (original title)
A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

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It is an early, flaming morning of August and Paris slowly begins to wake up. In the stillness, where the dimming lights of the city battle with the coming of the day, a mighty mechanical roar breaks the silence. Without a doubt, it is the unmistakable and distinct sound of a V-12 engine that belongs to a Ferrari 275GTB, revving and shifting up gears as it enters furiously the tunnel at Porte Dauphine. In the same fashion, as it exits up on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, flat out, the driver aims for the Place de la Concorde heading for the Palais Garnier, in a mad dash down-shifting inside the heart of the city. In squealing tyres, the mighty noise is scattering pigeons and petrified pedestrians across the way, while the car enters narrow, slippery cobbled roads with early morning drivers. Now, it is clear enough that this heart-pounding, nerve-wracking ride continues its course towards the Place Pigalle. With the final destination at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and with a last ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Resulting in a notable contrast of moods, the original release of this film in the U.S. was as a short showing before Woody Allen's Interiors (1978). See more »

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Featured in Paris non stop (1981) See more »

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Ronin Pah
9 May 2003 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Forget Bullitt The French Connection etc. Believe the hype! Knowing this is for real makes it gripping, no dialogue, 2 actors, on screen for 5 seconds. 10 minutes of pure high Octane exitement in a classic Ferrari on the streets of 1970's Paris. Excellent


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