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That Man From Rio - Wellington Film Society


Mon 12 Jun 2017, 6:15pm–8:10pm

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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(Phillipe de Broca, France/Italy 1964).
Rating: G

A delightfully preposterous thriller (the McGuffin is some stolen Amazonian treasure), wittier than any of the Bond spoofs that subsequently flooded the market and a good deal racier than Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Handsomely shot on location in Brazil, with Belmondo as the cheerfully indestructible hero who cliffhangs, climbs buildings, imitates Tarzan, parachutes almost into the jaws of a crocodile, and does his best to cope with the enchantingly unpredictable Dorléac (late lamented sister of Catherine Deneuve). - Tom Milne, Time Out London.

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