That Man From Rio

Director: Philippe De Broca
Year Released: 1964
Rating: 1.5

This is a poor, hardly-inspired Bond spoof from France, with Jean-Paul Belmondo crossing continents, saving women, performing acrobatic feats ... all while on a short leave from the military. Belmondo may be the embodiment of cool - see Breathless for a more relevant example - but even his suave, squinting Deanesque vagabond persona can't keep me intrigued in what's going on, which piles on useless event after useless event sans dramatic interest. Anyway, aren't Bond films basically spoofs of themselves?