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That Man from Rio

Original Title : L'homme de Rio
Year : 1964
Country : France | Italy
Movie Duration : 112 min

Cast :

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac, Jean Servais, Roger Dumas

Production :

Georges Dancigers & Alexandre Mnouchkine

Awards :

Nomination (Oscar) – Academy Awards, USA (1965) | Won (NYFCC Award) – New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1964)

  • Synopsis

    L’homme de Rio  is a 1964 adventure film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac. It was the first film to be made by the French subsidiary of United Artists, Les Productions Artistes Associés. The film was a huge success  This fast-moving spoof of James Bond-type movies features striking location photography of Rio de Janeiro, Oscar Niemeyer’s nascent Brasília, and Paris. At the 37th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay.

  • About Director

    Philippe de Broca

    Philippe de Broca born in 1933 worked as an assistant for Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut ( “Les 400 coups” aka “The 400 blows” ). From 1960 to 2014 he directed over 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful adventure movies such as “That Man from Rio” (L’Homme de Rio) in 1964 and “Le Magnifique” in 1973.


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