The cinematic cars of “Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà” (1986)

Could this be the case of a good chase (race?) scene buried in an otherwise unimpressive movie? That could very well be what we have on our hands with 1986’s “Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà”, which collected a whopping 5.6/10 rating on IMDb and an even more unsparing 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. If the brief clip below is any indication, though, perhaps the film may be worth sitting through. This highly choreographed, oddly dispassionate (where’s a raving Dennis Hopper when you need one?) scene plays out like an intricate dance between all your favorite 1980s saloon cars, not to mention a precursor to the much loved “Ronin”. From the Lancia Thema to the Peugeot 505 to the BMW E28 528i, they’re (almost) all here (sorry, Alfisti).

The original 1966 film was highlighted awhile back here.

Hat tip to Clement!

~ by velofinds on February 21, 2012.

4 Responses to “The cinematic cars of “Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà” (1986)”

  1. I have no idea what’s going on here, but this is completely awesome.

  2. That was the good times.. when producers made a four minutes introduction to their film with a car chase !

    Only a few are making films like this today. I’m thinking of the two opus of Mesrine, “Killer Instinct” and “Public Ennemy”, that are trully awesome movies, with the famous E12 528i.

  3. Nose slide at 4:18! Wow!

    Looks like more of a race than a chase, but screw the plot, that is awesome.

    I want a grimy smashed up 190e exactly like that, but with a 5.5 AMG engine/brakes/tranny, clean brown leather interior, discreetly modern stereo and climate control… Kinda like a weird 80s version of the Icon Derelicts. Perfect Los Angeles daily driver.

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