OS 117 Lost In Rio

Friday, August 23 rd, 2019 at 00:08 am 
OS 117 Lost In Rio
OS 117 Lost In Rio

OS 117 Lost In Rio – Movie Review


Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka 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


OS 117 Lost In Reno is part two of a French satire on James Bond starring Jean Dujardin. He plays a hapless Bond-like special agent. I thought the first one was kind of fun, kind of stupid because we hadn’t seen it before. This one you’ve seen it before and this one’s much cruder. It’s much more anti-Semitic. It’s much more racist. It’s much more contrived. As such it may be a hit in France but I didn’t quite get it. One star.