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Girl From Rio

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Synopsis

Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk named Raymond, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

On a dull and drizzly Christmas Eve, Raymond (Hugh Laurie, Stuart Little, Maybe Baby) discovers that his coldly ambitious wife Cathy (Lia Williams) is eloping with his officious boss Mr Strothers (Patrick Barlow).

Left to lock up over the holiday period, Raymond decides to get his own back by robbing the bank and catching the first plane to the sun drenched beaches of Rio de Janeiro with his new-found wealth. He's on the trail of 'that girl', the fabulous dancer who graces the cover of 'Samba Monthly'.

Arriving in Rio, Raymond links up with eccentric taxi driver Paulo (Santiago Segura), who is only too happy to help him spend his fortune. Together they will hunt down the exotic Orlinda (Brazilian cover girl and model Vanessa Nunes). After a night of passion, Raymond awakes to find both Orlinda and his money have vanished.

His trouble has only just begun. The streets of Rio are fraught with danger and Raymond is quickly drawn into the city's underworld. The local gangsters are also on the trail of the big-spending Englishman.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Christopher Monger
Producer
Stuart Sutherland
Editor
Nicholas Wentworth
Screenwriter
Christopher Monger
Director of Photography
Jose Luis Alcaine
Production Designer
Charles Garrad
Sound
Mark A Van Der Willigen, Andrew Sissons (UK)
Music
Roque Baños
Principal Cast
Hugh Laurie, Vanessa Nunes, Santiago Segura

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Production Company

Lolafilms, S.A.
C/Velazquez, 12
28001 Madrid

19 Garrick Street
London WC2E 9AX
UK

T 020 7845 7900
F 020 7845 7909

Sales
Company

Lolafilms UK Ltd.
Contact: Nicole Mackey
19 Garrick Street
London WC2E 9AX
UK

T 020 7845 7900
F 020 7845 7909

nicole.mackey@lolauk.co.uk