"Early on a Sunday morning in the sweltering high summer of 1976, filmmaker Claude Lelouch set out to document Paris in one hair raising, white-knuckle ride through the city. In the process he broke so many laws that after the film "
A Man and a Woman
Not sure, but it’s a fair bet that not many of you out there would have come across this stunningly original, intriguingly existential film from the brilliant imagination of Claude Lelouch.
Lelouch, you may remember is the director of another of our favourites, the piece of onboard cinematic art that is Rendezvous.
This is a love story, but shot through with the sort of images and sequences that puts it firmly into the category of car cult classic.
The sequence below is the only piece of film that we can think of that deals with the internal dialogue the lone driver strikes up on a long over night roadtrip.
We love the way that Lelouch deals with the experiential reality of driving – including all the emotional entanglements of which our cars are inevitably part.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6q2uvZziOI
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