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Rendezvous (1976)

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

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writer:

Claude Lelouch
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gunilla Friden Gunilla Friden ... La fille
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Storyline

In an early, flaming morning of a Parisian August where the night's dimming lights battle with a new day, a mighty mechanical roar breaks the silence. Undoubtedly, this is the unmistakable sound of a Ferrari 275GTB's V-12 engine, revving and shifting up gears, as it furiously enters the tunnel at Porte Dauphine. Likewise, as it exits flat out up on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the driver aims for the Place de la Concorde and the Palais Garnier, down-shifting in a mad dash inside the centre's heart. As the car enters in squealing tyres the narrow and cobbled slippery roads, scattering pigeons and petrified pedestrians across the way with its mighty noise, clearly, 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 blind hairpin that could turn one's hair grey remaining, the intrepid driver reaches the end of this high-adrenaline ride. But who's waiting at the finish line? Written by Nick Riganas

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Better Than Any Chase Scene Ever Filmed, Because It's Real! See more »

Genres:

Short | Action

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Country:

France

Language:

None

Release Date:

1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

C'était un rendezvous See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films 13 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lelouch was arrested shortly after the film was screened but was later released without charge. See more »

Connections

References Cat and Mouse (1975) See more »

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Fun, but a fake
23 October 2004 | by pollockaSee all my reviews

A fun short film, some crazy manoevres, but not as fast as it makes you believe.

On the Champs Elysee the car is (according to the soundtrack) running close to max revs in 5th gear which means it should be doing about 150mph, yet it takes 67 seconds to cover 2 kilometres which puts its average speed at 67mph on a dead straight road with supposedly almost constant full throttle.

By taking the 'racing line' through corners, mounting the camera close to the road and dubbing the sound it gives a good impression of speed, but other cars pass by too slowly and most of the pedestrians barely notice what is supposed to be a 4 litre V12 Ferrari bellowing through a city at full chat.

What C'etait un Rendezvous aspires to, Getaway in Stockholm achieves.


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