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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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Another mission of world-known French secret agent leads him to exotic Brazil.

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Jean Bruce (character), Jean-François Halin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 Serge Hazanavicius ... Staman
Laurent Capelluto ... Kutner
Cirillo Luna Cirillo Luna ... Hippie ''pomme d'amour''
Moon Dailly ... La comtesse
Walter Shnorkell ... Fayolle
Philippe Hérisson ... Mayeux (as Philippe Herisson)
Nicky Marbot Nicky Marbot ... Castaing
Christelle Cornil Christelle Cornil ... Mlle Ledentu
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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, 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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: [to the hippy touching his bare ass] I like what's going on, but let's agree that it will be our secret, what happens here stays here...
[indistinct murmur of people agreeing]
OSS 117: . Yes, because people don't need to know... out of context, a finger in the buttocks can be...
[again people murmuring a sort of "don't worry" in Portuguese]
OSS 117: I want it clear, because the tendency sometimes...
Hippie ''pomme d'amour'': [in portuguese] "Tudo bem, tudo bom"
[and keeps fondling him]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

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The Girl from Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, adapted by Norman Gimbel
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one year after the star and director became well known in the US
6 January 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In late 2011, "The Artist" got released. It went on to win Best Picture (only the second silent movie to do so), as well as Best Actor and Best Director. Prior to its release, I had never heard of Michel Hazanavicius or Jean Dujardin. Right after I saw "The Artist", I saw an earlier collaboration of theirs: "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies".

"OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus" ("Lost in Rio" in English) is the sequel to that movie. It's a litany of silly fun as Dujardin's suave spy gets sent to the Brazilian metropolis to find a Nazi fugitive. The movie finds time to make fun of stereotypes, namely the chauvinistic Frenchman and the ugly American. There are a few incongruous aspects, but this sort of movie is all about blatantly silly fun, and it's very much a good time, as was "Nest of Spies". As for "The Artist", its win combined with the Oscars won by "Hugo" have hopefully put the "freedom fries" attitude to rest forever.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Hebrew | Portuguese

Release Date:

15 April 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,243, 9 May 2010

Gross USA:

$89,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,924,245
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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