Coplan,was along OSS 117 (who was on the screens again this decade in the spoofs featuring Jean Dujardin) ,one of two main French answers to the much more lucrative OO7.This one looks like,in its last part , a poor man's "you only live twice" -although this Bond episode had yet to be made in 1965).
Riccardo Freda's Coplans (there are two of them,the second being "Coplan Ouvre Le Feu A Mexico" ) are somewhat superior to the lousy "Coplan Agent Secret " (1964) by Maurice Cloche .Freda had a sense of mystery which shows in the scene in the Egyptian museum .But this is a cock and bull story .
A sinister-looking person (he is not even a Japanese !) wants to avenge Hiroshima by triggering a third world war ,so that Asia will rule the whole Earth after the USA and the USSR have destroyed each other with atomic bombs .Very original indeed.
Gil Delamare was the greatest French stuntman ever ;he stood for lots of actors in very famous movies: "L'Homme De Rio" "La Grande Vadrouille" "Fanfan La Tulipe" "the longest day" and many more .In "Coplan FX 18 Casse Tout" he is an actor ;he plays the part of a Jewish secret agent who helps Coplan fight the villains . Delamare was so popular he even became a comic strip character in motor race driver Michel Vaillant ("Les Casse-Cou" 1962)saga.Sadly he was to die four years later ,as he stood in for Jean Marais in " Le Saint Prend L'Affût" .The rest of the cast is not worth mentioning.
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