Tag Archives: Michel Hazanavicius

Retro Review – OSS 117: Lost in Rio

This time out, OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin) has to reclaim microfilm from former Nazi’s that contain sensitive information about French officials. OSS 117 is teamed up with an Israeli soldier, Dolores (Louise Monot), who wishes to capture Von Zimmel (Rudiger Vogler) alive to answer for his crimes. Continue reading

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Retro Review – OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

When OSS agent Jack Jefferson (Philippe Lefebvre) goes missing in Cairo in 1955, Jefferson’s best friend, agent OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin), also known as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, is sent to investigate what happened to him. While there, OSS 117 meets up with Larmina El Akmar Betouche (Berenice Bejo), Jefferson’s former secretary, who helps him get used to life in Cairo. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Artist

The story is of George Valentin – a silent movie star in the 1920s – who must evolve or fade as talking pictures sound the death knell for his career. As his star falls, a chance encounter with aspiring actress Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) catapults her to stardom. Continue reading

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