OSS 117: Lost in Rio (English Subtitled) 2009 NR CC

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Twelve years after his exploits in Cairo, OSS 117 is back on a new mission at the other end of the world. As he tracks down a microfilm that is compromising for the State, France s most famous secret agent will have to capture a Nazi blackmailer. From Rios sunny beaches to luxuriant Amazonian forests, from the depths of secret grottos to the top of Corcovado s Christ, a new adventure is about to begin. Whatever the danger, whatever the stakes, whatever the indelicate remark, you can always count on Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath to find a way out...

Starring:
Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Genres Adventure, International, Action, Comedy
Director Michel Hazanavicius
Starring Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot
Supporting actors Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Lutz, Reem Kherici, Pierre Bellemare, Ken Samuels, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Capelluto, Cirillo Luna, Moon Dailly, Walter Shnorkell, Philippe Hérisson, Nicky Marbot, Christelle Cornil, Jean-Marie Paris, Alexandre Porfirio, Vincent Haquin, Alexandre Goncalves, Adriana Salles
Studio Music Box Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Logan Crowe on September 1, 2011
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A pitch perfect parody of early spy films, "Lost in Rio" takes the french spy Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath to the beautiful country of Brazil for purposely unbelievable adventures involving hippies, Nazis, and "Chinamen". Using old school camera techniques, editing, and set design this film nails the aesthetics of 1960's era spy films and also manages to bring a few social issues from the time period, if only to make fun of them.

The character de La Bath, in the hands of Jean Dujardin, is light and charming even when he says things that are racist or sexist, something he does with such frequency and an unassuming nature that you wonder if it isn't that he looks down on people for what he perceives as there "natural" weaknesses, it's just the only way he can explain what is happening. An example of this is when his partner, female Mossad agent Dolorès Koulechov does not laugh at his joke, he writes it off to her Jewish sense of humor.

In this sense de La Bath reminds me of a french Archer, the television spy cartoon character with which he seems to not only share occupation (spy) but also many personality traits (arrogance, promiscuity, a strange sense of humor). Similarly, and despite their seemingly best efforts to the contrary, both characters always end up doing the right thing and come out unscathed.

In summary: This movie is not to be taken seriously and takes a certain type of humor but if that is understood before hand it can be thoroughly enjoyed, if only "for the ride."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JMC on January 31, 2012
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OSS117 Lost in Rio is really very funny. Jean Dujardin is a great actor. It's a French movie, so it may be useful to speak/understand French as the subtitles are not that great.
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OSS 117 Lost in Rio is a well done spoof of 1960's action films.

This is a silly movie and very French. The director, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, OSS 117 Cairo Nest of Spies), has perfectly captured the look and feel of movies from the 60's. I was surprised to find out the film was made in 2009, not 1967. The film is a mash up of Pink Panther, James Bond, The Transporter series, American B pictures, and popular French films from the 60's.

There is a vague secret agent story in the film. OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin) is sent to Brazil to pay the ransom for a microfilm containing a list of French that were German collaborators during World War II. The film is more about recreating a time and place and then poking fun at that period. This is all a pretext to crack incredibly politically incorrect jokes, show men and women in 1960's dress and bikinis, and parade Jean Dujardin in various states of dress and undress.

The film is an hour and forty minutes long. The pace is very similar to films from that era, they move a little slower than today. This is a fairly low budget film, the special effects are rear projection while driving cars, very few vehicles are damaged, and everybody, except OSS 117, is a horrible shot so there is little need for fake blood. I love the split screen; box montage technique used in this film, very similar to the 1966 film, Grand Prix. The French slang and rhythm of speech from the 1960's was captured perfectly. There is a lot of Yves Montand in the lead character.

The film is unrated, and would probably have an R rating. There are a lot of racist jokes; some don't translate very well into English. Nudity is at a minimum, mostly restricted to naked men viewed from behind. There is a line of jokes about taking LSD.
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How did the creator of The Artist gain enough credibility to make a silent film and have a Hollywood distributor take it on? Among other things, he had great box office success with the two OSS 117 films in France.

To any true fan of cinema and/or the Bond films (and more directly the original French OSS 117 films!!), it is clear that these films are an act of love. Jean DuJardin, the lead in The Artist, is the lead in both OSS films. Berenice Bejo is his co-star in one of them. The same attention to detail, to fidelity to the eras' filmmaking techniques, are present here. One would be hard-pressed to believe these two films were made at any time other than the decades they represent, right down to warm yet desaturated colors; opening credits; rear projection for car scenes, etc.

What is perhaps most fascinating is that the original character of OSS 117 upon which these spoof films were based was created in the decade BEFORE Ian Fleming created his own 007 -- the deeper you dig, the more entertainment you will find. This is a fascinating point - at least one fight scene is lifted choreography for choreography from earlier French OSS 117 films dating back to '56, rather than the Bond films even as the music and many other touchers are unmistakably -- again -- an homage to Bond. Perhaps even more wonderful, the stories have a political edge to them centering around male chauvinism and parochialism which are done to comedic perfection. All in all, highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N.H. Old Guy on March 30, 2013
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lots of fun - hilarious - parody of lots of movies - pitch perfect performances - highly recommended - loads of laughs - ha ha
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