OSS117: Lost In Rio: DVD Review
OSS 117 Lost In Rio
Released by Madman Entertainment
Sure the spy spoof genre's been done to death but OSS117, the latest
entry-sacre bleu, a Frenchie- is pretty damn good.
Actor Jean Dujardin is Hubert de la Bath, a post war spy, who's part
racist, part sexist and all funny - he even resembles a French version of Sean
Connery- it's 1967 and despatched to Brazil to retrieve a microfilm, de la Bath
ends up in a series of (mis)adventures which appear to channel Clouseau at times
and which show he's a relic of a world gone by. However, whereas this could
lapse so far into parody, it consciously stays away from that and lets the sheer
nincompoopery of its agent showcase the comedy.
It's a bucketload of fun, complete with Brazilian bikini babes, a
blistering Bossanova soundtrack, devilish Chinamen (as he calls them) Saul Bass
style film-making and a stellar performance from dujardin.
I hope pretty soon we get to spend more time with Hubert Bonisseur de
la Bath - because the whole film is a joyous spoofy romp -and far superior to
Deleted scenes, Making of, Trailer