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Ciné Club - L'homme de Rio

Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française  - St Kilda

Screening followed by a discussion in French or in English with our teacher, Vincent Hanon
Suitable for all student levels
Includes a glass of wine on arrival

$17 Full / $12 AFM Members and current students (please log in to apply the discount)

1964 / Comedy, Action
Running time : 1h52
Director : Philippe de Broca
Starring : Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac, Jean Servais

5 facts about the film:

  •  The film is deeply inspired from different Tintin stories such as The Broken Ear
  • Steven Spielberg himself is a big fan of this movie and used it as inspiration for Indiana Jones
  • The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscar Awards
  • This film was produced in only 3 months between Paris and Brazil
  • The film is Broca’s biggest success with more than 4,8 millions admissions just in France


That Man from Rio (L’Homme de Rio) is a James-Bond type film starring Adrien Dufourquet (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Agnes Villermosa as the main characters.
Adrien is a young soldier who wants to spend his 8-day holiday leave in Paris to see his fiancée. Unfortunately things quickly change as two South American Indians steal an Amazon statuette from a museum and kidnap Professor Catalan, the curator, forcing him into their car. Catalan was Agnès' father's companion on an Amazon expedition during which her father died. According to Catalan this statuette, along with two others are the keys to an ancient Amazon treasure. Agnes is the only one who knows where the other statuettes are hidden. The Indians drug her and take her to Brazil in an effort to find them.
It’s the start of an extravagant adventure for Adrien who follows them in the plane. From Rio to Brasilia Adrien gets involved in a risky business to save his fiancée, Catalan and this precious treasure.

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