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RIO SEX COMEDY

by Jonathan Nossiter

synopsis

Is it possible to reconcile happiness and social justice? This is the paradoxal quest pursued by several foreigners living in Brazil. Charlotte Rampling plays a British plastic surgeon determined to dissuade anyone wishing to go under the knife. Irène Jacob is a French anthropologist whose libidinal preoccupations take precedence over her political conscience. Bill Pullman is a troubled American ambassador who flees his responsibilities by hiding in one of Rio's most dangerous favelas. There he becomes an accomplice to the twisted little schemes of Fisher Stevens, a tourist guide and romantic con artist. All these stories intertwine in a fantastical comedy that is nevertheless anchored in the reality of Rio de Janeiro, known quite rightly as "the city of wonders".

original title: Rio Sex Comedy
country: France, Brazil
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonathan Nossiter
release date: FR 23/02/2011, BE 03/08/2011
screenplay: Jonathan Nossiter
cast: Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Jérôme Kircher, Jean-Marc Roulot, Daniela Dams, Mary Sheila, David Jarre
cinematography by: Lubomir Bakchev
film editing: Jonathan Nossiter
art director: Zé Luca, Sophie runet
producer: Matias Mariani, Jonathan Nossiter, Santiago Amigorena, Philippe Carcassonne, Flávio R. Tambellini, Gilles Baudoin, François Sauvagnargues
production: Tambellini Filmes, Primo Filmes, ARTE France
distributor: Océan Films
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