By Jonathan NOSSITER

WAZABI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2010

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jonathan NOSSITER
    • Producer(s)
    • Jonathan NOSSITER, Matias MARIANI
    • Synopsis
    • A delirious comedic romp through the favelas and high-end plastic surgery clinics of Rio de Janeiro, RIO SEX COMEDY charts the misadventures of expatriates in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Charlotte Rampling is an English plastic surgeon determined to subvert anyone from going near the knife. Irène Jacob is a French anthropologist whose political correctness is upstaged by more carnal ambitions. Bill Pullman is a befuddled American ambassador who flees from his responsibilities into one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas. There he becomes co-opted by the schemes of Fisher Stevens, favela tour operator and romantic huckster.
      RIO SEX COMEDY weaves a 1930’s Screwball spirit into a freewheeeling 1970s plot with elements of up-to-the-minute documentary reality to produce a singular comedy of (bad) manners. It’s a joyously subversive portrait of sexual, cultural and political misunderstanding, an insolent romp that explores why couples may be an anachronism and why philanthropy might be the best choice for the truly selfish.