Music Box Films Home Entertainment Announces
COOL, CUNNING AND STILL COMPLETELY CLUELESS
SECRET AGENT OSS 117 RETURNS IN
OSS 117: LOST IN RIO
Available on DVD August 31st
“4 Stars! Possibly the 2nd funniest spy spoof ever!”
“If you are a fan of inspired silliness, you won’t want to miss OSS 117: Lost in Rio!”
“I don’t know that we actually need Agent OSS 117, but the
world is a slightly better place with him around.”
— Los Angeles Times
Chicago, IL (June 10, 2010) – He’s James Bond, Inspector Clouseau and Matt Helm all rolled into one…and he’s back to save the Free World one more time! We can only be talking about the womanizing, ethnically insensitive and wholly imbecilic French secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, otherwise known as OSS 117. Cool, cunning and clever-or so he thinks!–and still completely clueless, the Pride of the French Secret Service returns in OSS 117: Lost in Rio. Following its 2010 national theatrical release in the U.S.’s top 25 markets, Music Box Films presents the DVD premiere of OSS 117: Lost in Rio, boasting impressive bonus features, on August 31st for the suggested retail price of $29.95.
Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, OSS 117: Lost in Rio is the much-demanded sequel to the 2006 satirical spy spoof OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, which was a smash in its native France and a major cult hit in the U.S. OSS 117: Lost in Rio, once again stars French comedy sensation Jean Dujardin as the ever-absurd Agent OSS 117. In his latest outing, it’s 1967 and OSS 117’s mission finds him partnering with a sexy Israeli Mossad agent (Louise Monot) and traveling to swinging to Rio de Janeiro to track down a roll of elusive microfilm and capture a high-ranking Nazi officer (Rüdiger Vogler) who has gone into exile in Brazil.
OSS 117: Lost in Rio is a jubilantly designed and stylized love letter to a long-gone movie genre: the Sixties spy thriller. Embellished with such delicious Sixties-era flourishes as colorful jet-set locales, split-screen cinematography, a Bossa Nova-flavored retro score and state-of-the-decade fashions-not to mention a bunch of insanely overwrought gunfights and chase scenes and a healthy dollop of cleavage. It’s a movie that happily presents to audiences a ridiculously politically incorrect “hero” who could give Maxwell Smart and Austin Powers a run for their secret decoder rings!
Described as “a very funny French comedy of a variety that usually doesn’t make its way here” by the San Francisco Chronicle, proclaimed “larky, snarky fun” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and lauded as “naughty, silly, and wildly non-PC!” by The Guardian (UK), OSS 117: Lost in Rio is an exuberant, knowing and hysterical parody that demands to be seen.
Special features on the disc includes: a making-of featurette, blooper reel, and deleted scenes.
More information can be found on the film’s website at Music Box Films
Oss 117: Lost in Rio – Synopsis:
Twelve years after his Egyptian excursion in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, French operative Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, otherwise known as Agent 117 (Jean Dujardin) returns for a new mission on the other end of the world. Sent to steamy Rio de Janeiro by his government to track down a roll of microfilm that contains a list of World War II French collaborators, France’s most famous secret agent must team up with sexy Israeli Mossad agent (Louise Monot) who’s determined to capture a high-ranking Nazi officer (Rüdiger Vogler) who has gone into exile in Brazil. The pair embarks on a death-defying adventure that takes them from the luxurious Amazonian rain forest to a bikini-filled Brazilian luxury hotel to a secret underground grotto to a climax atop Rio’s famed Corcovado Christ statue. And it’s all up to Agent 117, armed and abetted with his Sixties-styled chauvinism, ethnic insensitivity, wanton womanizing and overall cluelessness, to save the Free World from others who may very well be even more foolish than he is!
About Music Box Films:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films serves the viewing interests of sophisticated US movie audiences in select cinemas nationwide, on DVD and Blu-ray, on cable TV and on emerging VOD delivery formats. With a focus on foreign-language cinema, Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s TELL NO ONE was the most popular foreign-language DVD of 2009, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the most highly anticipated DVD release of 2010. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.
OSS 117: LOST IN RIO
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
STREET DATE: August 31, 2010
Cast: Jean Dujardin (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies), Louise Monot (MR 73, The Wedding Cake), Rüdiger Vogler (Effi Briest), Alex Lutz, Reem Kherici
Running Time: 97 minutes
Format: Widescreen 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Rating: Not Rated
Language: French with English subtitles
• Making of Featurette
• Blooper Reel
• Deleted Scenes
Margarita Sophia Cortes, MSOPHIA PR