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EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: New Restoration of 1964 Madcap Adventure 'That Man From Rio' Stars Jean-Paul Belmondo

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 7, 2014 at 3:17PM

Check out an exclusive trailer for a new restoration "That Man From Rio," a dazzlingly wild 1964 adventure comedy starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, from Cohen Media Group.
Man from Rio

Cohen Media Group is bringing a new restoration of "That Man From Rio," a dazzlingly wild 1964 adventure comedy starring sexy French screen icon Jean-Paul Belmondo and directed by Philippe de Broca, to NY's Film Forum on August 22. Watch an exclusive trailer for the new print, which bowed at Cannes 2014, below.

A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musée de l’Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman Jean-Paul Belmondo begins his 8-day leave by changing to civvies in a Métro entrance and witnesses fiancée Françoise Dorléac (Catherine Deneuve’s sister, killed in a car accident 3 years later) getting kidnapped herself – and then the chase begins: by motorcycle, shoe leather, flight to Rio de Janeiro sans ticket or passport, airport baggage carrier, cable car, pink car complete with green stars and a rumble seat, water skies, Amazon river boat, seaplane, jungle vine… all shot in breathtaking widescreen and color.

A sort of French precursor to "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Man From Rio" draws inspiration from the Tintin comics, which another French director, Alain Resnais, always hoped to adapt.

The DCP restoration was supervised by Pierre Lhomme, DP of Melville's "Army of Shadows" and de Broca's "King of Hearts."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.