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January 23, 2010

From Slate:

A 1978 short film by New Wave director Claude Lelouch may be the most thrilling single piece of driving ever filmed. The director, who had no permits to film or to stop traffic, hooked a camera to the front bumper of a Mercedes-Benz (in the only bit of film trickery, the sound of the motor was played by a five-speed Ferrari) and filmed the entire movie in a single cinema-verite take: He drove through the streets of Paris at five in the morning, through red lights, around the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs-Elysees, against one-way traffic, over sidewalks, at speeds up to 140 miles per hour.

This will blow your mind, car enthusiast or not.

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