C’etait Un Rendezvous by Claude Lelouch

Claude Lelouch – C’etait un Rendezvous (1976) from vtg on Vimeo.

The above short film was made in 1976 by Claude Lelouch and is a one take shot of a high speed drive through Paris.

It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an onboard view from an unseen car exiting up on a ramp to Avenue Foch.

It was shot on a gyro-stabilised camera mounted on the bumper of a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 and makes the car chases in Bullitt and The French Connection look tame by comparison.

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