May 7, 2010
Studio: Music Box Films
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Louise Monod
Official website: MusicBoxFilms.com
Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius' ("OSS 117- Cairo, Nest of Spies")' ultra-stylized spoof follows suave secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath - better known as OSS 117, the pride of French Intelligence (French comic superstar Jean Dujardin in the title role) - as he travels across Brazil in 1967 with a beautiful Mossad agent (Louise Monod) on the trail of a hidden, high-ranking Nazi. 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 Rio´s 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... Hazanavicius' films are satirical reinterpretations of the popular French series of post WW2 spy novels and films featuring agent OSS 117. As in his first installment, Hazanavicius pays impeccable visual homage to 1960s films and TV shows a la James Bond and "Get Smart" while making his hero outrageously politically incorrect.