bosozoku paris

C'était un Rendez-Vous

In 1976—when Elvis Presley was still alive—Claude Lelouch mounted a movie-camera to the grill of a 6.9 liter Mercedes and raced through Paris, reaching a top-speed of 200 km/h at approaching La place de la Concorde. Lelouch raced for 10 minutes until he reached his destination—he couldn’t go longer as the film on the reel didn’t allow more. The result is the short movie “C’était un Rendez-Vous”—uncut. You can watch the movie e.g. at axe-net, dvblog, and cyberpunkcafe. There are quite some myths spread: That the car was a Ferrari 275 GTB, and that the driver was a friend of Lelouch, a professional Formula 1 pilot. The movie reminded me of the Swedish motorcyclist-underground-cult-star Ghost Rider flics I saw circulating at LAN-partys, and of course of the infamous bosozoku, haunting the metropolitan nights of urban Japan … them, whom the Ghost Rider emulates.

Claude Lelouch

intitially via entry at cyberpunkcafe

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