Valentines, Paris: Love can’t wait

In Ford, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Rendez-vous in Paris, Ford recreates the original 1970s “Rendez-vous” street racing video by Claude Lelouch. The chosen car the latest Mustang 5.0-litre V8 GT Fastback.

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A hot date that can’t wait, the video features a driver racing through Paris for a romantic rendezvous. The stylish original ‘C’était un rendez-vous’ was filmed in 1976 by Claude Lelouch and showed an audacious drive through the Paris streets in the early hours.

“I had goose bumps watching ‘C’etait un Rendez-vous’ 40 years later in virtual reality. At the time, my movie was about the feeling of freedom and the pleasure driving generates. I knew that Ford would do more than just a tribute to the original in this new version.”
Claude Lelouch, French film director
This latest version takes a similar route past all the finest landmarks in Paris with a surprise at the end. Recreating the route was a modern challenge as many roads have since disappeared. Viewers control the camera angle and virtual environment as the Mustang races through the streets.

“Mustang is a symbol of the freedom and thrill of driving. Recreating Lelouch’s cult short film ‘C’etait un rendez-vous’ was the perfect way to capture this spirit for a new audience,” said Anthony Ireson, Ford’s European marketing communications director

The latest Ford Mustang was launched in 2015 and for the first time is available in Europe. Over 23,000 cars have been sold and ordered in Europe with almost 4,000 of those right-hand drive in the UK.

Watch the original ‘C’était un rendez-vous’ by Claude Lelouch below

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After many, many years of being passionate about cars, spending too much money on cars and too much time driving. I now spend my time running and developing Drive.co.uk and creating a bold expressive new motoring lifestyle website.

 

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