Friday, 9 August 2013

1964, Film: “L'Homme de Rio”

"L'Homme de Rio" (English: "That Man From Rio") premiered on January 29 1964 in France. The adventure film starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac was directed by Philippe de Broca. It was the first film to be made by the French subsidiary of United Artists. The film was immensely successful, becoming the 4th highest earning film of the year in France.

At the 37th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay. The movie was heavily influenced by the Belgian cartoonist, Hergé and his Tintin adventures. Many plot points can be traced directly to Tintin books.

Adrien Dufourquet (Jean-Paul Belmondo) embarks on an 8-day leave in Paris to see his fiancée, Agnès Villermosa (Françoise Dorléac). Two South American Indians steal an Amazon statuette from a museum and force Professor Catalan (Jean Servais), the curator, into their car. Catalan was Agnès' father's companion on an Amazon expedition during which her father died. Adrien arrives in time to see the Indians abducting Agnès...
Françoise Dorléac & Jean-Paul Belmondo
Main Cast
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Adrien Dufourquet
  • Françoise Dorléac as Agnès Villermosa
  • Jean Servais as the Professor Norbert Catalan
  • Simone Renant as Lola
  • Roger Dumas as Lebel
  • Daniel Ceccaldi as Police inspector
  • Milton Ribeiro as Tupac
  • Ubiracy de Oliveira as Sir Winston
  • Adolfo Celi as De Castro
Françoise Dorléac & Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo & Françoise Dorléac
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film (1964)


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