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OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
"OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  15 April 2009 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Castaing
Christelle Cornil ...
Mlle Ledentu
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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 The Film Catalogue

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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 »

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In the Nazi party shoot-out, the sculpture of David has his privates blown off by gunfire, but they are clearly in tact during a following scene. See more »

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OSS 117: [to the hippy touching his bare ass] I like what's going on, but let's agree that it will be our secret, what happens here stays here...
[indistinct murmur of people agreeing]
OSS 117: . Yes, because people don't need to know... out of context, a finger in the buttocks can be...
[again people murmuring a sort of "don't worry" in Portuguese]
OSS 117: I want it clear, because the tendency sometimes...
Hippie ''pomme d'amour'': [in portuguese] "Tudo bem, tudo bom"
[and keeps fondling him]
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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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More low-brow French fun.
4 February 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Apparently, there was some OSS 117 series back in the 60s. I have never seen it and know nothing about the films. I do know, however, that just recently there have been a couple cute French spy films starring Jean Dujardin. Neither film makes a lot of sense, but they are entertaining and fun. Previously, OSS 117 went on a mission to Egypt. Now he's being sent to Rio to track down an ex-Nazi and obtain a list of French collaborators. Oddly, this film is set in the 1960s--and the previous one was set in the 50s. No matter, it's the same silly old spy character.

As I said above, the film makes almost no sense at all. The Nazis have two Mexican luchadors (wrestlers in hoods) who run about Brazil in suits! This is an obvious nod to the silly Mexican luchador films where you see characters like el Santo going on dates, fighting crime or monsters or making love--all in the silly hood. There are also some black Nazis--again, this film never tries very hard to make sense! While it is all silly fun, this is still a rather adult movie--much more so than the one set in Cairo. There is some nudity, a lot of blood and a CIA agent named Bill who uses the most amazingly colorful language I've seen in a long time. Also, while it makes fun of OSS 117's racism, sexism and overall arrogant xenophobic manner, the easily offended might still blanch at the film. But considering he IS supposed to be an idiot, his comments about Jews, women and the like are all intended to point out his idiocy.

In many ways this film is like an Austin Powers and Matt Helm film put together. Like Helm, there is the Dean Martin music and OSS 117's manner is pure Helm. Plus, like Helm, Dujardin is a nice looking guy. It is a bit Powers-like....but much, much more subdued and subtle--something you'd never call a Powers film! Cute and entertaining in a very low-brow sort of way.


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