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Vive le sport (1969)

| Short, Comedy | 1969 (UK)
Two British girls in a classic brightly colored 'Mini Cooper S' car are being chased across Europe by a not so sinister organization who are after a colour 35mm roll of film that's been ... See full summary »

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Liane Engeman
Beth Morris
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Two British girls in a classic brightly colored 'Mini Cooper S' car are being chased across Europe by a not so sinister organization who are after a colour 35mm roll of film that's been hidden beneath one of the Minis spot lamp covers. Written by taffy_turner

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The films main sponsor was the 'Dunlop Rubber Company' and Dunlop and their then state of the art 'Dunlop SP Sport Radial Tyres' are seen advertised throughout the film. The classic late 1960s brightly colored 'MKII Austin Mini Cooper S' car that also features throughout the film was originally a BMC (British Motor Corporation, later became know as British Leyland) press car that was painted red with a black roof. But it got resprayed in the then bright Dunlop corporate colors for the film and as can be seen, it got kitted out with all manner of period extras too. The girl who drove the Mini Cooper S was 'Liane Engeman' and she was a Dutch born professional racing car driver at the time and she had plenty of Mini Cooper S racing experience under her belt. See more »

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A Rare Swinging Sixties Mini British Classic
14 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you love films featuring classic Mini Cooper action, pretty girls and great scenery then you're sure to love this short British film.

There's not a word spoken throughout the film though, but that doesn't detract from the fun element and the excellent camera work.

It's an easy story to follow anyway and what could appear to be sinister at first, what with lots of dodgy men chasing the 2 girls in the Mini Cooper, actually turns out be far more bizarre instead. Especially since this film was made some 40 years ago.

I don't think Europe has looked so attractive and they've captured a fair amount of it, whilst somehow managing to condense what could be a full feature length film into 25 minutes.

I believe the time has come for an official DVD release of this film, especially since it's celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year and the original Mini is celebrating it's 50th.


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