C’était un rendez-vous

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In 1976, filmmaker Claude Lelouch engaged a camera in a Ferrari – or a Mercedes, there are disagreements among sources – and went out himself, driving wildly through the streets of Paris in the first hours of the morning. For over eight minutes, the car covers squares, monuments and sights of Paris at an incredibly high speed. The filmmaker was arrested after this dangerous promenade.

The film, called C’était un rendez-vous, soon became an icon and, of course, the subject for a lot of copies.

In June last year the band Snow Patrol took some images of the film and transformed it in a vide clip, changing the original soundtrack with one of their own songs. The news are old, but the movie, for those who don’t know it, is always worth a while. Watch below the original, followed by the Snow Patrol version.

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I’m Gabriela Mudado, a Brazilian girl who has been in love with French tunes since… well, ever! I started a blog about French music (in Portuguese) in 2008 and recently decided to create an English version of it.

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