OSS 117: Lost In Rio Gets U.S. Distribution... And Sooner Than You Think!
This has somehow escaped my attention until now, but Music Box Films, the same company that distributed the utterly fantastic Eurospy parody OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies in America, has secured the rights to distrubute the sequel, OSS 117: Lost in Rio (aka OSS 117: Rio ne repond plus) in the United States... and it rolls out in select markets as soon as next week! OSS 117: Lost in Rio, a hilarious sequel nearly as good as its predecessor, opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 7 before expanding throughout the summer to other cities. The full schedule as of now (along with a trailer) can be found on the Music Box website, although more dates and locations are expected soon.
original OSS 117 movies in the Sixties were slick Eurospy films with relatively high budgets that played it straight; the new ones are equally slick parodies of the genre (not just Eurospy, but James Bond and Hitchcock as well) that meticulously recreate the periods in which they're set (1958 and 1967 respectively) and the filmmaking techniques of the time. Both films manage to combine slapstick and sharp satire in a sublime blend, carried by brilliant, seemingly effortless comic performances by Jean Dujardin. They are absolutely essential viewing for fans of James Bond, Eurospies or spies in general. The first film is available on DVD from Amazon.
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