It Was an Appointment

C’était un rendez-vous (It Was an Appointment) is a short film made in 1976 by Claude Lelouch. Its one crazy mad drive in Paris.Its around 8 minutes high speed drive where camera is attached to the bumper ofthe car. Its unedited and one shot. The length of the film was limited to eight minutes since capacity of the camera was only 10 minutes.This short film achieved a cult status amongst youth for speed and recklessness.

From wikipedia: The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning, accompanied by sounds of a high-revving engine, gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an onboard view from an unseen car exiting up on a ramp to Avenue Foch. Well known landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, and Place de la Concorde with its obelisk are passed, as well as the Champs-Élysées. Pedestrians are passed, pigeons sitting on the streets are scattered, red lights are ignored, one-way streets are driven up the wrong way, centre lines are crossed, the car runs on a sidewalk to avoid a garbage truck. The car is never seen as the camera seems to be attached below the front bumper, judging from the relative positions of other cars, the visible headlight beam and the final shot when the car is parked in front of curbstones on the Sacre Coeur hill. Here, the driver gets out and embraces a young blonde woman as bells ring in the background.

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2 Responses

  1. ManojVasanth says:

    Scary! Crazy! Amazing!

  2. Vijesh says:

    OMG! I need some time to slow down my heart beat.

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