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
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
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
[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
. 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
I want it clear, because the tendency sometimes...
Hippie ''pomme d'amour''
"Tudo bem, tudo bom"
[and keeps fondling him
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 Marathon Man
The Girl from Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
and Vinicius de Moraes
, adapted by Norman Gimbel
Sung at the "fancy dress "party
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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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