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Lucky Luke – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 3, 2010

Lucky Luke is a Franco-Belgian comics series created by Belgian cartoonist, Maurice De Bevere better known as Morris, the original artist, and saw its best period written by René Goscinny. Set in the American Old West, it stars the titular character, Lucky Luke, the cowboy known to shoot faster than his shadow.

The film stars the mighty Jean Dujardin (excellent in the OSS 117 films)

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OSS 117: Lost in Rio – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2010

Twelve years after Cairo, OSS 117 is back on a new mission at the other end of the world. As he tracks down a microfilm that is compromising for the French State, France’s most famous secret agent will have to team up with the Mossad’s most seductive lieutenant-colonel in order to capture a Nazi blackmailer. From Rio´s sunny beaches to luxuriant Amazonian forests, from the depths of secret grottos to the top of Corcovado’s Christ, a new adventure is about to begin. Whatever the danger, whatever the stakes, you can always count on Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath to find a way out…

Out on 7th May 2010

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Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot, Rüdiger Vogler

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Lucky Luke – Trailer for the Western comic book adaption

Posted by LiveFor on August 6, 2009

It was way back in July 2008 that I posted the news (and another poster) that Jean Dujardin (OSS 117) was playing Lucky Luke in a film directed by James Huth. Now we finally have a trailer for the classic French comic book character
Check out the official site.

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OSS-117: Egypt, Nest of Spies, 2006 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on May 20, 2009

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo
Running Time: 99 minutes
Score: 8 / 10

This review by Jinja

What’s it about?
“It’s 1955 and after a fellow agent and close friend disappears, secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117, is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he is busy investigating, foiling Nazi holdouts, quelling a fundamentalist rebellion, and bedding local beauties.” – From IMDB

Basically a modern spoof of the James Bond-esque spy movies from the 50’s. Not the Austin Powers ‘in your face’ humour, more subtle and if you know the style being spoofed probably more lasting.

Was it good / bad?
Throughly enjoyed this one. The makers must have watched a lot of movies from the 50’s to get the style right and pick up on some of the ‘usual’ things they mock.

Coolest / Worst scene?
When OSS is chasing the Egyptian through the street of Cairo at night. Goes on to the point of not being funny anymore…then carries on until it becomes funnier than it ever was. Similar to the Austin Powers pee’ing scene in the first movie.

Did you laugh / cry / cover your eyes / walk out?
I did laugh, and I need to watch again as the French language can be so fast the subtitles also rocket along and you sometimes miss whats actually happening on screen.

Anything we should watch out for?
The chicken fight! …and for the blokes, watch out for when Berenice Bejo ends up tied up!

Why should we see / avoid it?
Avoid if you don’t like subtitled movies, otherwise get stuck in. A funny, retro, French spy adventure.

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OSS 117: Rio Ne Repond Plus – Trailers

Posted by LiveFor on February 15, 2009

Rio Ne Repond Plus brings back brilliant French comedian Jean Dujardin as the archetypal 1960s spy and ladies man and the promo that screened at AFM made it very clear that this picture is in no way a step back from the previous.

The appeal of the OSS films is a little hard to explain but I’ll take a stab at it. First of all the films are a brilliant, absolutely note perfect recreation of the late 1960s and early 1970s. From film stock to set design to wardrobe and physical mannerisms everything about these pictures is absolutely flawless. You could very easily be watching an actual lost film from that era and on a technical level that is a fairly astounding feat. But more than that it is the character as embodied by Dujardin. Our hero in these films is both a brilliant spy and total buffoon, a man so secure in his belief in the male dominated world view of the 1950s – to say nothing of his own superiority over everything and everyone around him – that he is completely, utterly, blissfully unaware that the world is changing around him and that he is increasingly out of step with reality. Somehow these films avoid slapstick and parody and end up with unusually good natured satire. These are just clever, charming, crowd pleasing bits of work.

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