OSS 117: Lost in Rio (15)

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Jean Dujardin plays Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a 1960s French superspy with all the tactless charm (and most of the wardrobe) of Austin Powers.

His latest mission is in Rio, where he tracks a former high-ranking Nazi who plans to sell a microfilm containing names of French collaborators during the Second World War. He's partnered by a certain Dolorès, perhaps the only mini-skirted French-speaking redhead ever to work for Mossad.

It's puerile slapstick for the most part, energetically performed and shot in period style (splitscreen effects, garish decor) – but nobody will mistake it for a milestone in spoof.