C’était un Rendezvous!
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 was screened the office of the District Police called Lelouch in, and confiscated his driving license; for at least 30 seconds.
The police officer’s daughters, apparently, loved the film. In another display of French savoir faire, the payoff at the end of the film is that the 140MPH madness was all for a beautiful mademoiselle who appears in the final frame.
Rumour had it at the time of the film’s release that Jackie Stewart was behind the wheel, but the film maker recently confirmed that in fact he was the driver. Remember kids, don’t try this at home.
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