I imagine you’re torn right now. On the one hand, this is a giveaway for the chance to win a free DVD. Free. As in it won’t cost you a dime. But on the other hand, what the hell is OSS 117: Lost In Rio?
Glad you asked. This French box-office hit is a wild throwback to the spy thriller genre of the sixties where the men were men and the women were morally flexible. Our hero, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, is also an unaware, insensitive, and politically incorrect ass. That’s a good thing as it adds to what is easily one of the funniest French movies to cross the ocean in quite some time. It was preceded by OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies, but in the grand tradition of the James Bond films there’s no issue of continuity here as each film is its own standalone adventure. I actually recommended it as a Buy in this week’s DVD column, but two lucky winners will each get their own copy for free!
Check after the jump to see how you can win one of two copies of OSS 117: Lost In Rio.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below answering the following questions:
- Who is your favorite cinematic spy and why?
That’s it! Make sure the email address associated with your comment is legit because that’s how we’ll be contacting the winners. One entry is allowed per person, and the contest is open to residents of the continental US ages 18 and over.
The official synopsis is below.
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!”
OSS 117: Lost In Rio is recently available on DVD from Music Box Films. Extra features include a making-of featurette, bloopers, and the theatrical trailer.
The contest ends Friday, September 10th at noon PST. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!