The toast of French Intelligence, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath – code name OSS 117 – has a new mission that takes him to the Bossa Nova Brazil of the 1960s. Teaming up with a sexy Mossad agent, he sets out to capture a Nazi blackmailer with an embarrassingly long list of WWII French collaborators.
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It is by far less funny and witty than the first film. It feels energetic, and original, but in the end, the result is merely tired. Lacking whatsoever any charm that the first had, it ends up feeling too long. In fact it seems to have at least two climaxes... If they had gone with the first, they could have cut 20 minutes of the film, that honestly, are not good or funny.
Hugely stylish, witty, satirical, in an Austin Powers meets James Bond kind of way. Colours, costuming and a wonderful bossa nova soundtrack drive a gorgeous recreation of the sixties, in this comedy about a French spy who's oh so wrong. Didn't stop laughing all the way through.
This movie was extremely awesome. I came away surprisingly on Netflix and was thoroughly entertained. The production design fooled me, swore it was an old movie it was not until I saw the "Dolby Digital" logo at the end did I know it was modern! stylish cinematography, beautiful locales, staged and acted to perfection.