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Oss 117: Rio Ne RÉPOND Plus / Oss 117: Lost In Rio: Interview With Michel Hazanavicius

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From a wry documentary exploring anti-Semitism (Defamation, 2009), The Evening Class shifts to a stylish feature that wickedly flaunts Jewish stereotypes. Oss 117: Lost in Rio saw its Bay Area premiere on Halloween night as part of the San Francisco Film Society's 2009 French Cinema Now (Fcn) series, where--in turn--Robert Avila wrote up such a clever synopsis that I won't even try to compete: "Temperatures and laughs are up, tops are down and cultural sensitivity is at an all-time low in this send-up of super-spy Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, aka Oss 117, the foreigner-fighting, Cold War hero of the popular de Gaulle-era novels by Jean Bruce. The bastard child of James Bond and Inspector Clouzot (played with mesmerizing scenery-chewing élan by French superstar Jean Dujardin) fumbles merrily through a meticulously realized Brazilian wonderland in hot pursuit of a Nazi blackmailer, and in collaboration with a rather-hot-herself Mossad agent (Louise Monot). To »

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