Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, A.K.A. 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.
The Film Catalogue
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 USA: $10,243,
9 May 2010
Gross USA: $89,375
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,924,245
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Agent OSS 117 (Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath) wears clothes which are inspired and predominantly the same as Paul Newman
's Lew Harper in Harper
(1966). See more
An Embraer 110 Bandeirante (aircraft made in Brazil) is shown in the movie, which is supposed to take place in 1967. This type of aircraft flew its maiden flight in 1968, and entered service in 1973. 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
References To Be or Not to Be
Gentle on my Mind
Written by John Hartford
(as J. Hartford)
Performed by Dean Martin See more