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OSS 117: Lost in Rio -- Twelve years after his exploits in Cairo, OSS 117 is back on a new mission at the other end of the world. As he tracks down a microfilm that is compromising for the State, France s most famous secret agent will have to capture a Nazi blackmailer. From Rio´s sunny beaches to luxuriant Amazonian forests, from the depths of secret grottos to the top of Corcovado s Christ, a new adventure is about to begin. Whatever the danger, whatever the stakes, whatever the indelicate remark, you can always count on Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath to find a way out...
OSS 117: Lost in Rio -- 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.


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Jean Dujardin ... OSS 117

Louise Monot ... Dolorès Koulechov
Rüdiger Vogler ... Von Zimmel
Alex Lutz ... Heinrich

Reem Kherici ... Carlotta
Pierre Bellemare ... Lesignac
Ken Samuels ... Trumendous

Serge Hazanavicius ... Staman

Laurent Capelluto ... Kutner
Cirillo Luna ... Hippie ''pomme d'amour''

Moon Dailly ... La comtesse

Walter Shnorkell ... Fayolle
Philippe Hérisson ... Mayeux (as Philippe Herisson)
Nicky Marbot ... Castaing
Christelle Cornil ... Mlle Ledentu
Jean-Marie Paris ... Zantrax
Alexandre Porfirio ... Zantrax
Vincent Haquin ... Blue Devil
Alexandre Goncalves ... Blue Devil
Adriana Salles ... L'infirmière (as Adriana Sallès)
Joseph Chanet ... Chinois CIA
Patrick Vo ... Chinois pilote
Pascal Parmentier ... Allemand 1
Franck Beckmann ... Allemand 2
Jean-Claude Tran ... Chinois hôtel 1
Bing Yin ... Chinois hôtel 2 (as Yin Bing)
Chao Chen ... Chinois taxi
Gérald Nguyen Ngoc ... Chinois chalet 1
Chen Yi-Rhe ... Chinois chalet 2 (as Yi-Rhe Chen)
Sabrine Vin ... Jeune fille hippie ''LSD''
Alvaro Correia ... Hippie 'pas en vacances'
Emmanuel Pasqualini ... Employé ambassade RFA
Sébastien Mingam ... Employé silencieux ambassade RFA
Jean-Louis Barcelona ... Pichard espion français
Gérard Couchet ... Ministre élyséen
Donna Flandrin ... La femme du militaire Washington

Guillaume Schiffman ... Militaire israélien
Olé Erdmann ... Crooner allemand (as Ole Erdmann)

Ludovic Bource ... Le chef d'orchestre
Arthur Bispo Coutinho ... Petit garçon Favela
Naiara Amorim Da Silva ... Petite fille Favela
Yoda Bono ... La chatte qui fait du bruit
Horst Tappert ... Oiseau devant (archive footage) (as Horst Tapper)
Fritz Wepper ... Oiseau derrière (archive footage)
Laurent Larrieu ... Homme de main Von Zimmel
Robert Hoehn ... Homme de main Von Zimmel
Grégory Loffredo ... Homme de main Von Zimmel

Jan Oliver Schroeder ... Homme de main Von Zimmel

Directed by
Michel Hazanavicius 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Bruce  character
Jean-François Halin  screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius  screenplay

Produced by
Eric Altmayer .... producer
Nicolas Altmayer .... producer
Original Music by
Ludovic Bource 
Cinematography by
Guillaume Schiffman 
Film Editing by
Reynald Bertrand 
Casting by
Stéphane Touitou 
Production Design by
Maamar Ech-Cheikh 
Set Decoration by
Jimena Esteve 
Makeup Department
Frédérique Arguello .... hair stylist
Anna Van Steen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kader Bouallaga .... assistant unit manager
Fernanda Chasim .... assistant unit manager
Daniel Chevalier .... production manager
Patricia Colombat .... post-production supervisor
Cindy Duarte .... second unit manager
Benjamin Hess .... unit production manager
Sarah Leres .... unit manager
François Pascaud .... unit production manager
Marc-Etienne Schwartz .... assistant production manager
Anaïs Subra .... assistant unit manager
Audrey Thiery .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Canal .... first assistant director
Pascal Deux .... second unit director
Helen Dias .... second assistant director
Armel Gourvennec .... second assistant director
Dan Hassan .... third assistant director
Mathieu Howlett .... first assistant director: second unit
Marie Legendre .... third assistant director
Clara Linhart .... first assistant director
Tatiana Maciel .... first assistant director: second unit
Stéphanie Seilhean .... second assistant director
Art Department
Louis Boulenouar .... assistant decorator
Joelle Boutillier .... sculptor
Pierre-Emmanuel Chatiliez .... illustrator
Maria Cordeiro .... painter
Pauline Faisant .... assistant art director
Jacques Fresnel .... painter
Denis Gautelier .... props buyer
Gilles Graziano .... computer graphic designer
Mozart Guerra .... sculptor
Yvan Hart .... head plasterer
Virginie Hernvann .... assistant art director
Alain Le Mee .... carpenter
Luc Lelong .... sculptor
Tatiana Netchaeff .... painter
Renata Otomura .... art
Bruno Perdrigeat .... art department clearances
Emmanuelle Roy .... assistant art director
Najib Sobhi .... painter
Julien Tesseraud .... art department
Sandra Valentini .... painter
Eugênia Maakaroun .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Cédric Maserati .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nicolas Bouvet .... assistant sound editor
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Armelle Mahé .... sound mixer
Vincent Montrobert .... dialogue editor
Nadine Muse .... sound editor
Simon Poupard .... assistant foley recordist
Didier Saïn .... sound
Damien Tronchot .... assistant foley recordist
Special Effects by
Grégoire Delage .... special effects coordinator
Georges Demétrau .... special effecs supervisor
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... pyrotechnician
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects technician
Sara Helmlinger .... special effects technician
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Philippe Aubry .... lead Flame artist
Philippe Aubry .... visual effects supervisor
Seif Boutella .... visual effects artist
Laurent Brett .... split screens designer
Laurent Brett .... titles designer
Jimmy Cavé .... computer graphics artist
Marc-Thomas Cavé .... computer graphics artist
Sébastien Fauchère .... digital compositor
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist:
Arnaud Leviez .... computer graphics supervisor
Arnaud Leviez .... digital compositor
Vion Nicolas .... visual effects
Marc Bizet .... stunts
Stéphane Boulay .... stunt driver
Thong Bui .... stunts
Maurice Chan .... stunts
Alain Grellier .... stunt double
David Grolleau .... stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Christian Hening .... stunts
Marc Hoang .... stunts
Laurent Larrieu .... stunts
Monia Moula .... stunts
Alice Naigeon .... stunt double
Cecilia Ngo .... stunts
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Thierry Saelens .... stunt double
Astou Vedel .... stunt double: Louise Monot
Camera and Electrical Department
Sylvain Bardoux .... grip
Simon Bérard .... gaffer
David Ciccodicola .... second assistant camera
Arnaud Gabriel .... assistant camera
Guillaume Genini .... focus puller
Luz Guerra .... first assistant camera
Luz Guerra .... second assistant camera
Hans Krumenacker .... electrician
Emilie de la Hosseraye .... still photographer
José Eduardo Limongi .... video assist operator
Loïc Limosin .... electrician
Denis Louis .... additional camera operator
François Perrault-Alix .... grip
Honoré Soubrie .... grip
Paulo Souza .... gaffer: Brazil
Gisele Tolomelli .... DOP translator
Gisele Tolomelli .... assistant camera
Leo Vasconcellos .... assistant camera (as Leonardo Vasconcellos)
Benjamin Vial .... grip
Casting Department
David Bertrand .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Chesnais .... costume supervisor
Julie Marteau .... costumer
Bia Salgado .... key costumer
Rita Dias Viana .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Nicolas Criqui .... second assistant editor
Aude Humblet .... colorist
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
Magali Magnan .... assistant editor
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Arnaud Boussac .... assistant location manager
Eric Lecuyer .... location scout
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Kleber Souza .... location manager
Music Department
Rémi Barbot .... music assistant
Gerard Carucci .... musician: percussion
Orchestre Colonne .... music performed by
David Corcos .... musician: guitar
Jay-Alan Miller .... orchestrator
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
Nelson Veras .... musician: guitar
Other crew
Anthony Cauchy .... business affairs manager: M6 Films
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production coordinator
Ninon de la Hosseraye .... painter
Corinne Devaux .... choreographer
David Julienne .... armorer
Dominique Julienne .... armorer
Marc Leroyer .... armorer
Marc Leroyer .... weapons coordinator
Emile Ploix .... assistant production accountant
Pauline Pésery .... production assistant
Isabelle Ribis .... script supervisor
Jaime A. Schwartz .... executive producer: play

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Also Known As:
"OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus" - France (original title)
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USA:101 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
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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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A spoof on James Bond about OSS operative stunningly performed by Jean Dujardin, 18 December 2011
Author: ma-cortes

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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