That Man from Rio

1964, 112m, DCP, France/Italy

A smash in France that crossed over to worldwide success, netting de Broca and his fellow screenwriters an Oscar nomination as they created a new template for Romantic Adventure Comedy. A criminal hunt for treasures of a lost Amazon civilization takes a Parisian detour when Françoise Dorléac is abducted; Army-private fiancé Jean-Paul Belmondo sprints, leaps, and clambers to her rescue in Rio and beyond. With Jean Servais, Simone Renant, and Adolfo Celi.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Philippe de Broca