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OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (original title)
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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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Dolorès Koulechov
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Von Zimmel
Alex Lutz ...
Heinrich
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Carlotta
Pierre Bellemare ...
Lesignac
Ken Samuels ...
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Staman
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Kutner
Cirillo Luna ...
Hippie ''pomme d'amour''
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La comtesse
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Fayolle
Philippe Hérisson ...
Mayeux (as Philippe Herisson)
Nicky Marbot ...
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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The Pride of French Intelligence Returns


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Opening Weekend:

$10,243 (USA) (7 May 2010)

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$87,353 (USA) (23 July 2010)
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Von Zimmel's lines, 'Hath not a Nazi eyes? Hath not a Nazi hands? .... If you prick us, do we not bleed?..', are a parody of Shylock's speech from 'The Merchant of Venice', by William Shakespeare (Act III, Scene I). See more »

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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 »

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Dolorès Koulechov: Life here isn't easy for everyone, as in most dictatorships.
OSS 117: 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.
Dolorès Koulechov: What do you call a country with a military leader, secret police, one TV station, and censorship?
OSS 117: I call that France, Miss. Not any France: De Gaulle's France.
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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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Gentle on my Mind
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A spoof on James Bond about OSS operative stunningly performed by Jean Dujardin
18 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Comedy spy-thriller with Jean Dujardin as inept secret agent versus nasty high-ranking Nazi played by Rudiger Vogler . Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties , and brings peace to Rio De Janeiro . It's 1967 and the secret agent Hubert Bonisseur De la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 is ordered a dangerous investigation in Brazil to the strains of Bossa nova. Hubert Bonisseur is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business , this time his assistant is the charming Mossad agent who is also seeking the Nazi . He's been sent on a mission to Rio De Janeiro , to look for a former SS officer who went into exile in South America after WWII . His eventful mission takes him all across Brazil , from Rio to Brasilia and the Iguazu Falls , accompanied by a beautiful girl named Dolores Keulachov played by Louise Monot. The man is charming , and so is the young girl spy . Filmed on luxurious sets their tale is by turns an exciting intrigue and a love story . He acts as a playboy , this results to be his cover while he is busy investigating, foiling Nazi attacks and bedding local beauties . Hubert Bonisseur De la Bath, a French spy, is in Brasil to investigate the disappearance an ominous Nazi . He is he smart spy , or is he an imbecile ? He fights well but he's supremely smug and self-confident, even as he's deaf to cultural nuance and others' feelings , so the odds are even that he might survive .

Funny moments along with embarrassing in this second entry about secret agent OSS 117 with a likable Jean Dujardin , role of the accidental spy who doesn't know fear or danger in this comedy spy-thriller . In this entertaining adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in French Secret Service must stop a group of international Nazis conspirators led by a previous SS officer before they cause global chaos on the world . Hubert Bonisseur, a French secret agent who dreams of rising beyond his menial job within the OSS organization, after all the other agents are bumped off is hired to discover a microfilm where appears names of collaborationists with Nazis . With one shot at redemption, he must employ all kind of means to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout an ambitious plot . Hubert must use every trick in his play-book to achieve his objectives . For Hugo Bonisseur, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

This second installment is an acceptable comedy though the formula is well known with 'The Pink Panther' series and recently with 'Johnnny English' by Rowan Atkinson . It stars clumsy Jean Dujardin as one man show accompanied by a gorgeous Louise Monot . The movie gets entertaining and hilarious moments here and there. This slapstick picture contains amusing , funny scenes , fresh and diverting moments but also flaws and gaps . Jean Dujardin steals the show parodying the ordinary international secret agent , James Bond-alike , including his ordinary faces , grimaces and gestures ; he plays stunningly the highly unorthodox agent, the inept and bungler secret agent from OSS .

Appears as secondary the prestigious German actor Rudiger Vogler , Win Wenders's usual ; furthermore two French beauties as Louise Monot and Reem Kherici. The actors seem to enjoy themselves immensely giving funny interpretations . Lively and atmospheric music by Ludovic Bource. Colorful and glimmer cinematography by Schiffman . The film is well penned and directed by Michel Hazanavicius that maintains the slapstick franchise . He also directed in similar style the original film titled ¨OSS 117 El Cairo¨ with Jean Dujarjin and Beatriz Bejo ; both of then will repeat in the successful and recent ¨The artist¨ including Golden Globe nomination . Several chuckles and gags , the result of which is one acceptable second entry . The flick will appeal to comedy fans .


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