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by Jonathan Nossiter


Is it possible to reconcile happiness and social justice? This is the paradoxal quest pursued by several foreigners living in Brazil. Charlotte Rampling plays a British plastic surgeon determined to dissuade anyone wishing to go under the knife. Irène Jacob is a French anthropologist whose libidinal preoccupations take precedence over her political conscience. Bill Pullman is a troubled American ambassador who flees his responsibilities by hiding in one of Rio's most dangerous favelas. There he becomes an accomplice to the twisted little schemes of Fisher Stevens, a tourist guide and romantic con artist. All these stories intertwine in a fantastical comedy that is nevertheless anchored in the reality of Rio de Janeiro, known quite rightly as "the city of wonders".

original title: Rio Sex Comedy
country: France, Brazil
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonathan Nossiter
release date: FR 23/02/2011, BE 03/08/2011
screenplay: Jonathan Nossiter
cast: Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Jérôme Kircher, Jean-Marc Roulot, Daniela Dams, Mary Sheila, David Jarre
cinematography by: Lubomir Bakchev
film editing: Jonathan Nossiter
art director: Zé Luca, Sophie runet
producer: Matias Mariani, Jonathan Nossiter, Santiago Amigorena, Philippe Carcassonne, Flávio R. Tambellini, Gilles Baudoin, François Sauvagnargues
production: Tambellini Filmes, Primo Filmes, ARTE France
distributor: Océan Films
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