Rio Sex Comedy

Comedy, Drama
Run Times:
112 min
Charlote Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irene Jacob, Fisher Stevens, Daniela Dams, Jerome Kircher, Jean-Marc Roulot, Mary Sheyla, David Jarre, Ivo Pitanguy
Jonathan Nossiter
Jonathan Nossiter
Plot Summary

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 personal pleasures and social justice. Charlotte Rampling is a mischevious English plastic surgeon determined to discourage anyone from going under 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 where he becomes co-opted by the schemes of Fisher Stevens, favela tour operator and romantic huckster.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2010

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil, October 2010

Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey, April 2011