Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath
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Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath (Character)
from OSS 117 se déchaîne (1963)

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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Moeller: Mr. Bramard... a cigarette?
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Thanks. I'm trying to start.

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: [Upon learning Larmina works for the resistance movement] Larmina? Exposed as the rat you are. How could you betray me? Why did I trust you? Women are never to be trusted! To think I almost let you make love to me! What a fine mess!
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: Make love to you? You silenced a muezzin just so you could sleep! I'd rather screw a pig on a holy Friday! You judge my country and religion with condescension.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: I can't believe it. Your cigarettes, your mambo, your tits mixed up with these fanatics!

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: You're not like those men.
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: I am! I fight to be respected.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Too bad they're not like you. If their bodies were as shapely as yours, I'd switch teams...
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: Don't you ever talk about my body!
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: [Starts untying himself while talking to Larmina] ... If they had such round breasts, such captivating cleavage, nipples that perked up at the slightest emotion or breeze. Nipples that you want to nibble... so pink, so healthy, swelling with life...
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: You're a fool!
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: [Has untied himself] Yes, but I'm free!

Moeller: [to Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath "OSS 117", alias Mr. Bramard] I would love to show you the Pyramids, Mr. Bramard.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: I would love you as a guide. The mystery of the pyramids is that of unattainable conscience.
Setine: Pharaohs were buried with their servants.
Moeller: When we die, we want everything to stop.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: It is the cycle of life itself. When someone or something dies, someone or something is born.
Setine: We try to forget we're animals, but nature keeps reminding us. Sometimes cruelly.
Moeller: Scientists experiment on fruit flies because their brains are very similar to ours.
Setine: Through a horse's eye we seem bigger than we are. That's why we're able to tame them.
Moeller: Our eyes teach us how to react to others. But we can be near-sighted.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: The blind man doesn't see. He feels. And paradoxically, he sees.
Moeller: When a cats tail is straight, it feels at ease.
Setine: An amputee's leg still itches.
Setine: When women change men, they change hairstyles.
Moeller: You must let a baby cry at night, or bedtime becomes too ritualized.
Raymond Pelletier: You... want a drink? We can go to the bar. A little nightcap?

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: [to Larmina, while having breakfast] By the way, I was woken by a guy screaming on a tower. I couldn't sleep... I had to shut him up.
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: A muezzin? You shut up a muezzin?
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: The...?
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: ...Muezzin. He was calling for prayer.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Oh, I didn't know. That's what the ruckus was. The screaming, the mike... Yours is a very strange religion. You'II grow tired of it.

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: OSS 117, at your service!

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Good evening, Larmina. You get prettier by the hour. I can't wait till tomorrow!
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: Inch Allah! Shall I drive?
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: I can't refuse a dark-eyed brunette.
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: And blue-eyed blondes?
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: In any case, you're my kind of woman.
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: What if I were a midget with glasses?
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: I wouldn't let you drive! Preposterous.

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: The problem with Arabic is it's hard to read. Even the sounds are...
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: Arabic is spoken by millions. Writing it is an art.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Millions? You're sweet, but do you know how much a million is?

Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: [At a Suez Canal panoramic view point] It's breathtaking. I love panoramic views. This one is stunning. Your civilization truly is grandiose! To build this 4000 years ago was visionary.
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: The Suez Canal was built 86 years ago.
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Really? But what a source of national pride!
Larmina El Akmar Betouche: It has international status. An English company runs it. Nothing here is Egyptian, except for the workers killed while building it.


OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
OSS 117: [on the phone] I have to go. I see a Nazi.

Dolorès Koulechov: Life here isn't easy for everyone, as in most dictatorships.
OSS 117: Dictatorships! Listen to you. You're sweet, but spare me your politics. You know what a dictatorship is? People are communists. They're cold, with gray hats and boots with zippers. That's a dictatorship.
Dolorès Koulechov: What do you call a country with a military leader, secret police, one TV station, and censorship?
OSS 117: I call that France, Miss. Not any France: De Gaulle's France.

Dolorès Koulechov: You turn me off.
OSS 117: And I don't get it! Explain yourself. I'm a remedy against barbarism, a symbol of...
Dolorès Koulechov: You're old, pretentious, a misogynist, full of yourself, vain, borderline racist, tacky dresser, childish, not funny. Shall I stop?
OSS 117: A tacky dresser?

OSS 117: [to the hippy touching his bare ass] I like what's going on, but let's agree that it will be our secret, what happens here stays here...
[indistinct murmur of people agreeing]
OSS 117: . Yes, because people don't need to know... out of context, a finger in the buttocks can be...
[again people murmuring a sort of "don't worry" in Portuguese]
OSS 117: I want it clear, because the tendency sometimes...
Hippie ''pomme d'amour'': [in portuguese] "Tudo bem, tudo bom"
[and keeps fondling him]