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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
"OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  9 May 2008 (USA)
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Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

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Raymond Pelletier
Khalid Maadour ...
Le suiveur
Youssef Hamid ...
L'imam
Arsène Mosca ...
Loktar
Constantin Alexandrov ...
Setine
Claude Brosset ...
Le patron
Laurent Bateau ...
Gardenborough
Saïd Amadis ...
Le ministre égyptien
Eric Prat ...
Plantieux
Abdellah Moundy ...
Slimane (as Abdallah Moundy)
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Jack Jefferson
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Moeller
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La princesse Al Tarouk
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An homage to classic spy films. 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. Written by Signy

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€14,000,000 (estimated)

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$31,418 (USA) (9 May 2008)

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$302,752 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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It is known from this movie which is partially set in Cairo/Egypt that Agent OSS 117 (Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath) played by Jean Dujardin is a spoof of Sean Connery's interpretation of James Bond seen predominantly during the 1960s. Connery though did not actually appear as James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), the only James Bond movie set in Cairo, Egypt. See more »

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Quotes

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!
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A very fresh exercise
23 April 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Excellent exercise on multiple plans:

  • showing the not yet ended colonialism spirit in France




  • more generally the boring mindset of superiority from all western


people

  • a renewal of the spy and thriller movies: OSS 117 is uncultured and


stupid!

The good idea is that, in spite of all these messages, it is a funny film, plenty of jokes and gags, very light and sparkling.

Special mention to Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

Definitely worth seeing. Wonder how it will be appreciated in US?

Seems to be a success in France, so probably a next version will come.


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