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Michel Hazanavicius

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Interview: Michel Hazanavicius talks about The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius became one of France's directorial rock stars after the release of OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and its sequel, OSS 117: Lost in Rio, spoofy tributes to the Bond films of the '60s starring the suave Jean Dujardin as the swaggering,
Silence is golden
By CASSSANDRA LANDRY  |  December 23, 2011
Short Takes: The Artist

Review: The Artist(1)

The advent of talking pictures sends a screen idol into both a career nosedive and an identity crisis in Michel Hazanavicius's flashback to Hollywood's transitional period of the late '20s.
Michel Hazanavicius's flashback to '20s-era Hollywood
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  December 23, 2011

BSFC: Best Director


On second ballot, Martin Scorsese for "Hugo." Runner-up Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist."
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
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Review: OSS 117: Lost In Rio

This sequel to the hilarious OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies supplies the further adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a secret agent so chauvinistic, he pities anyone not lucky enough to be French.
Eyebrow Arch of Triumph
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  May 21, 2010
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OSS 17: Le Caire nid d'espions/OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Imagine a blithe, covertly bisexual James Bond swanning around pre-Suez Cairo in a send-up directed by the early Zucker brothers.
A hot, tight, seductive, vaguely bisexual James Bond
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  May 14, 2008