Through Paris in a Ferrari
"C'etait un rendezvous", famous old short movie. I got it on DVD a while ago.
Through Paris in a Ferrari* in 8 minutes one early Sunday morning.
The chief of Police was forced by the mayor to confiscate his licence, then gave it back and said "don't ever do that again".
Like everybody, I'm struggling with two emotions: "Man, cool trip", and "Fuck, what a stupid thing to do!"
I get the feeling though, that this guy could really drive, and if he were to kill anybody, it would only have been himself.
*Some say it was actually a Mercedez, with Ferrari motor sounds dubbed over it. This seems to be confirmed by a Making-of, but it's in French and there are sadly no English "subtleties" as I call it.
Indeed, from the making-of interview, the car used for the film was Lelouch's own Mercedes. The same run was later redone in a Ferrari to record the sound track and add the sport feeling to the movie, but he explains that he needed the Mercedes's suspension to get a decent image.
He comments extensively along the way, mentioning places where they reached 160 to 200km/h. He had posted his assistant with a walkie-talkie at one spot where there was no visibility for incoming traffic, but later learned that the radio was busted and the assistant could not have warned him anyway. Towards the end, he was pushing very hard for he was really afraid that the camera would run out of film too early.
The one really stunning thing about this movie is that is was done on the spur or the moment, planned during that very night and shot a day break, as soon as there was sufficient light...
It was Lelouch himself who was driving (they were three in the car).