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Rio Sex Comedy (2010)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 February 2011 (France)
A group of strangers from different countries end up on Rio's beaches. Seeking self-fulfillment, they look for answers to existential questions. Yet it isn't until their different paths cross that they begin to understand why they came.

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Jonathan Nossiter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Charlotte
Bill Pullman ... William / ambassador
Irène Jacob ... Irène
Jérôme Kircher ... Robert
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Antoine
Fisher Stevens ... Fish / tourist guide
David Jarre David Jarre ... Alex / Charlotte's son
Daniela Dams Daniela Dams ... Iracema / tribe girl
Mary Sheila Mary Sheila ... Maria / Maid
Patrick Breen ... Frank
Bob Nadkarni Bob Nadkarni ... Bob
Ivo Pitanguy Ivo Pitanguy ... Ivo Pitanguy
Branca Messina Branca Messina ... Tatiana
Giselle Ingrid Giselle Ingrid ... Yara (as Gisele Ingrid)
Herson Capri ... Dr. Pavão
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Storyline

Arriving in Rio to tour the local cosmetic surgery clinics, a respected British esthetic surgeon, Charlotte warns potential clients that rhinoplasty isn't the key to true happiness. Meanwhile, out on the streets, a visiting U.S. ambassador, William gives his handlers the slip, and disappears into the city's most dangerous favela- slum or shantytown, especially in Brazil. There, he befriends a free-spirited tour guide and his gorgeous partner, who open his eyes to a side of the city few tourists ever see.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Most of the maids interviewed by Irène Jacob in her role of anthropologist are actual maids who live in the favelas (the neighborhood of the lowest classes) of Rio de Janeiro, and the DVD features longer excerpts of the interviews. See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Live for Today
Composed by Ivan Mogol, David Shapiro & Peter Warne
Performed by The Grass Roots
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If you have been to Rio...
8 October 2011 | by flashdcashSee all my reviews

I enjoyed it a lot because I was moved and it captured some of the madness, the warmth, the dignity and of course the sexiness of Rio. The characters were well acted, the humour was effortlessly funny and there is a storyline. However, you have to to pay attention to follow the cuts between story lines, it's a one bottle job not two. There was no dark side in this film, it capitalises on the positive qualities of Rio - after all it is a comedy. Couldn't help feeling there is kind of lazy morality about showing gun toting teenagers as defenders of the peace - how do you know that? There is no mention of the police and their role. There is a lot of travelogue and middle aged angst, maybe that's partly why i enjoyed it. Be warned if you are younger and/or haven't been to Rio give it a miss. If you aren't - watch it then go to the Rio!


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Country:

France | Brazil

Language:

English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

23 February 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaftes nyhtes sto Rio See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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