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OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 15 April 2009 (France)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Jean Bruce (character), Jean-François Halin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... OSS 117
Louise Monot ... Dolorès Koulechov
Rüdiger Vogler ... Von Zimmel
Alex Lutz ... Heinrich
Reem Kherici ... Carlotta
Pierre Bellemare Pierre Bellemare ... Lesignac
Ken Samuels ... Trumendous
Serge Hazanavicius ... Staman
Laurent Capelluto ... Kutner
Cirillo Luna Cirillo Luna ... Hippie ''pomme d'amour''
Moon Dailly ... La comtesse
Walter Shnorkell ... Fayolle
Philippe Hérisson Philippe Hérisson ... Mayeux (as Philippe Herisson)
Nicky Marbot Nicky Marbot ... Castaing
Christelle Cornil Christelle Cornil ... Mlle Ledentu
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Storyline

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. Written by The Film Catalogue

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The Pride of French Intelligence Returns


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Hebrew | Portuguese

Release Date:

15 April 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

OSS 117: Lost in Rio See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,243, 9 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$87,353, 25 July 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The American Matt Helm spy spoof series of four films is given a nod with the similar art and set direction seen in the furniture set around the swimming pool together with the use of featured songs sung by Dean Martin. 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 »

Quotes

OSS 117: [on the phone] I have to go. I see a Nazi.
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rehearsal for The Artist?
5 October 2012 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

I am yet to see The Artist, the film that conquered the Academy preferences and received the Oscar for the Best Film, as well as the Best Actor award for Jean Dujardin. I had recorded however about one year ago one of the previous films made by director Michel Hazanavicius with Dujardin in the principal role as well. Now I included it in the holidays season viewing package, and it was one of the most pleasant and holiday-suited choice that I made.

Lost in Rio (the English title) or Rio ne répond plus happens in the 1960s, when most of the novels of Jean Bruce were written. Bruce's hero Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath was a replica of James Bond, one of the many created in the decades after the apparition of the novels of Jan Fleming, but he had a French touch and Gallic humor, which is the focus of the interpretation of director Hazanavicius. At no moment does he try to be politically correct, actually under the cover of making a film about the 60s he allows to himself to mock and exaggerate stereotypes of French, German and Israelis, Nazis and Nazi-hunters, macho men and babe-shaped women. The result is pretty funny.

Do not invest too much into probing the credibility of the story, sit, relax and prepare for a few good laughs. If you follow this path there are good chances to enjoy this film. Jean Dujardin is certainly a great actor, and watching his work is a delight. An eyebrow, a faint smile or an hysterical laugh can sustain a full gag. He is in good company. I remember some of the French comedies of the 60s and they were really good, not only because they were blessing by actors such as Louis de Funes, Fernandel and Bourvil, but also because they allowed themselves to be crazy and ignore the social conventions. Everything was fair game for laughing. Films like this one, even if they do not hit gold as The Artist contain the promise of starting to build another significant lot of comedies in the French cinema.


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