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Girl from Rio (2001)

Chica de Río (original title)
Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

Director:

Christopher Monger

Writers:

Juan Carlos Guerrero Torres (idea), Julián Ibáñez (screenplay) (as Julian Ibañez) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Raymond
Vanessa Nunes Vanessa Nunes ... Orlinda
Santiago Segura ... Paulo
Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow ... Strothers
Lia Williams ... Cathy
Nelson Xavier ... Bichero
Hugh Lloyd ... Albert
John Junkin ... Mr. Bigelow
Julio Levy Julio Levy ... Copacabana Concierge (as Julio Levi)
Paul Jerricho Paul Jerricho ... Inspector
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ... Sales Assistant
Glynis Brooks Glynis Brooks ... Mrs. Grace
Arthur Cox ... Bank Customer
Ann Morrish Ann Morrish ... Bank Customer
Paul Mari Paul Mari ... Larry
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Storyline

Raymond is a bank clerk that dream on Rio de Janeiro and the beautiful and exotic samba dancer Orlinda. He has a secret class of samba at night, where he teaches the rhythm and how to dance samba to British persons. One day, he finds that his wife is cheating him with his boss and he decides to rob the bank and go to Rio de Janeiro to meet his passion. In the arrival, he meets the cab driver Paulo, an authentic 'malandro carioca' (smart guy born in Rio) and he crosses the way of the powerful 'bicheiro' (owner of an illegal and popular Brazilian lottery, called 'jogo de bicho' - translating, would be animal lottery), getting into trouble. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Have you ever dreamt of escaping to a land where the sun, sea sand and most of all Samba dancing is in everyone's prime lifestyle? Raymond has! See more »

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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota do Rio See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Raymond: [Counting out the crime lord's cash] that's for you and that's for me
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Great film, should have been a hit
7 November 2004 | by cpoustieSee all my reviews

Being a fan of Hugh Laurie I have spent the last few years trying to track down this hard to find film on DVD. Eventually found an Australian copy on ebay ! Look out for it.

After watching the film I was shocked and disappointed at how such a wonderful film could have been so overlooked. This is a film that has a great storyline, excellent cast and locations, great comedy, superb direction and soundtrack....and yet as far as I can tell, was a dismal failure at the box office and is only available on DVD in Norway and Australia - and even there, difficult to find.

If you get the chance to rent or buy this DVD - do so immediately - you will not be disappointed.

Now where can I buy the soundtrack CD ?


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