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.
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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 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?
This is not the first spy spoof to be set in Rio, Brazil. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
(1966) did this during the 1960s and both these movies have a fight sequence atop the Christ the Redeemer of the Andes statue. This 1960s spy spoof film is well known for having connections with the later James Bond movie, Moonraker
(1979) (See: http://jamesbond.ajb007.co.uk/mr66/). 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
[on the phone
I have to go. I see a Nazi.
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
Written by Johnny Pearson See more