Belmondo is Adrien Dufourquet, a French soldier on leave in Paris to visit fiancée Agnès (Françoise Dorléac), daughter of a famous ethnologist. Agnès is kidnapped by a gang of South American thieves as part of a museum heist, and loaded onto a plane to Rio. Adrien gives chase to save her life and recover the treasure. De Broca made six films with Belmondo. The Adventures of Tintin: The Broken Ear was the inspiration for writing this witty script. A huge box-office success (and one of Spielberg’s references for Indiana Jones) this is pure pleasure to watch. Packed full of perfectly-paced action (Belmondo always performed his own stunts) and spectacular set-pieces, all shot on location in the stunning Brasília, Niemeyer’s futurist city in progress. MPR
Presented in association with the French Embassy in Ireland and the Institut Français.
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival, November 17 – 28.
In line with government guidelines, the IFI currently hopes to move to 100% cinema capacity from October 22nd, in which case allocated seating will no longer be in place in screen.