Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 - he's been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to find a former high-ranking Nazi who went into exile in South America after the war. His eventful investigation takes him all across Brazil, from Rio to Brasilia and the Iguazu Falls, accompanied by a charming Mossad agent who is also looking for the Nazi. The man is charming, and so is the young woman. Set to the strains of bossa nova, their tale is by turns an adventure and a love story. Written by
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The Pride of French Intelligence Returns
15 April 2009 (France)
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Also Known As:
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
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Opening Weekend: $10,243
(7 May 2010)
(23 July 2010)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
This spy spoof movie, OSS 117: Lost in Rio
(2009) (OSS 117: Lost in Rio) is the first sequel and second movie in the new French series of OSS 117 movies, the first being OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
(2006) (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies). Interestingly, these two movies utilize the same consecutive settings of Cairo/Egypt and Rio/Brazil as were featured in the consecutive James Bond 1970s spy movies, The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977) (Cairo/Egypt) and Moonraker
(1979) (Rio/Brazil). See more
During the beach scene with the hippies, Minnie Ripperton's "Lovin' You" is playing. The movie is set in 1967. "Lovin' You" was not recorded until 1974. See more
Life here isn't easy for everyone, as in most dictatorships.
Dictatorships! Listen to you. You're sweet, but spare me your politics. You know what a dictatorship is? People are communists. They're cold, with gray hats and boots with zippers. That's a dictatorship.
What do you call a country with a military leader, secret police, one TV station, and censorship?
I call that France, Miss. Not any France: De Gaulle's France.
There is a montage of (poor quality) travel snaps from OSS117's camera, as well as a short film clip of the duck-shaped pedal boat, being pedalled by OSS117, in Rio. See more
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