A new short-film by Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch pays homage to his famous 1976 short-film Rendezvous (originally titled C'était un rendez-vous).
The new film premiered in France on Saturday night and shows Ferrari Formula One driver Charles Leclerc driving a Ferrari SF90 around the streets of Monaco.
Unlike the original Rendezvous, the new film was shot on a completely closed road circuit, with production having occurred on the morning of May 24 2020 – the Sunday of the cancelled Monaco Grand Prix.
In the film, Leclerc is seen driving HSH Prince Albert II through Monaco at speed, before meeting a local florist.
As reported by CarAdvice earlier, for the original 1976 film, Lelouch strapped a 35mm camera to the front his personal Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9, and mounted it low to create the perception it was on the front of a sports-car. The sound of a sports-car was also dubbed over the vision.
Lelouch took to the streets at 5:30am, and for the next 8 minutes 27 seconds blasted through the city of Paris at breakneck speeds, estimated at one point to nudge 200km/h.
Running red lights – and even mounting the kerb at one point – Lelouch’s epic blast through the city ended with an early morning rendezvous with his girlfriend, giving the short film its title C'etait un Rendezvous.
The full version of Ferrari's Le Grande Rendez-Vous can be viewed here: