Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the re-release of Philippe de Broca’s madcap adventure spoof THAT MAN FROM RIO (1964), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac, which will have a one-week run at Film Forum from Friday, August 22 through Thursday, August 28 in a new restoration, followed by other cities.

A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musée de l’Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais (Rififi) 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. Even as Dorléac, rescued, is kidnapped again, Belmondo performs his own blood-curdling stunts against that sugar loaf Rio skyline and across that under-construction unearthly architecture of Brasilia (even parachuting almost into the jaws of a hungry croc).

Non-stop spoof of… James Bond? More like a pre-Raiders Raiders – but does Belmondo get back in time from that leave? Co-scripted by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (later director of Cyrano de Bergerac), with music by Georges Delerue (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Jules and Jim, and The Conformist). This new restoration has been supervised by Pierre Lhomme, DP of Melville’s Army of Shadows and de Broca’s King of Hearts. DCP.

UP TO HIS EARS, de Broca and Belmondo’s follow-up to That Man From Rio, featuring even more hair-raising stunts that unreel across Chinese and Tibetan locations, will have special screenings on Monday, August 25 at 12:30 and 7:30.

Committed to not only theatrical rerelease but restoration and preservation, the Cohen Media Group purchased the renowned Rohauer Library of over 700 films; 500 features together with 200 shorts including all the original work of Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith as well as many sound classics from 1920's through the late 1960's. Cohen has also licensed over 20 French cinema classics. This collection of classic and fully restored cinema landmarks is now known as The Cohen Film Collection, officially launched in 2013.

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