C’était un Rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch / France / 1976

November 4, 2009

I just found this breathtaking short film by Claude Lelouch. Just listening to the sound of that engine gave me goosebumps! I love Ferraris and its videos like this that make me love them even more. Towards the beginning of the video there is an amazing shot from the Ferrari driving up to the Arch of Victory(Arc de Triomphe) at Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the rest of the video is just insane, running red lights and Wide-Open-Throttling in the streets of Paris. Give it a view, car lover or not, the cinematography is worth it. Click this link for the video.

This is what was written on the blog i found it on:

On an August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.
No dialogue, just the squeal of tyres and the roar of the engine. Breathtakingly insane.

I read some of the comments from the website i found it on, and everyone says the car he used was a Mercedes Benz and not a Ferrari but after filming it he dubbed it with the sound of a Ferrari 275 GTB. And that the driver was not a Formula One driver but Claude Lelouch himself. Great video non the less.

Source: http://shortsbay.com/film/cetait-un-rendez-vous

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2 Responses to “C’était un Rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch / France / 1976”

  1. rossoneri91 said

    wow. what a coincidence :O
    this video was used for the music video of my fav song

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