PRISONER OF RIO

Festival: Cannes

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Starring
Steven Berkoff, Paul Freeman, Peter Firth, Florinda Bolkan, Zeze Motta, Jose Wilker, Breno Mello

Music by
Luiz Bonfá, Hans Zimmer, Astrud Gilberto, Luciano Perrone

Director of Photography
George Mooradian

Screenplay by
Lech Majewski,  Ronald Biggs and Julia Frankel

Producers
Lech Majewski, Juliusz Kossakowski, Mark Slater,Eddie Egloff, Roberto Mann

Directed by
Lech Majewski

In the seductive haunts of Rio de Janeiro, among the sultry mulattas, lives the world’s most wanted man, the Great Train Robber, Ronald Biggs.

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Scotland Yard has never gotten over it. He’s eluded them. Outwitted them. Embarrased them. And they’ll do anything to bring him back to Justice.

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Jack McFarland is the man for the job. A worthy contender, he’s cool, ruthless and canny. He’s the best of Scotland Yard. Knowing that Brazil doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Great Britain, he has  to go beyond the law.

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Who will win the duel of wits? Will McFarland trap the master of escape? Or will he become a prisoner of samba, sex and sorrow in the city that seduces like a beautiful woman?