That Man From Rio – 1964 de Broca

It’s Belmondo’s take on James Bond (there were a ton of imitators from the early 60’s on) and he’s quite brilliant here. He’s absolutely charming and has the physicality and athleticism of more of a Daniel Craig type bond Belmondo is smirking through virtually every line and chase Wipe edits keep it light and breezy- the film is entertaining and goes by quicker than the 112 minute running time would indicate One great exchange and example of Belmondo’s skill is that a little boy shines his shoes for him and since Belmondo is broke he returns the favor, comically,