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OSS 117: Lost In Rio Review

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Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, France's top spy, is on the trail of a former Nazi-collaborator, in Brazil, and finds himself working alongside charming Mossad agent. Dolores.

★★★★★

A sequel to OSS 117: Cairo — Nest Of Spies, which was France’s answer to Austin Powers. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin), is obnoxiously self-confident, stupid and tactless, but patriotic to a fault. In 1967, Hubert is sent to Rio to retrieve a list of French officials, men who collaborated with the Nazis, and teams up with a mini-skirted Israeli colonel (Louise Monot) to find an ex-Nazi.

It perfectly recreates the look of ’60s mod capers, with splitscreen effects and gaudy décor, and does joke scenes in Brazilian tourist locales from the Iguazu Falls to the Rio Christ statue. Breezy fun, with some satirical bite.

Atmospheric, with authentic 60s/70s capering all over Brazil.

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