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

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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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Budget:

€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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In Plantieux's office, Hubert finishes his glass of bourbon, downing the last of it in one gulp. Yet a moment later, without the glass having been refilled, he again finishes his glass of bourbon in the same manner. See more »

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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 ...
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Un clair de Lune à Maubeuge
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Tongue-in-cheek humour
1 May 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Just saw the movie, it's actually pretty good. The trailers'd left me an impression of either yet another Dujardin one-man-show-turned-film (à la _Brice de Nice_) or an expensive, stupid French comedy. Surprisingly, it's neither. Secret agent OSS 117 is stupid, but at least he sort of knows it, whereas I've always found that James Bond was stupid but acted like a smart arse. Dialogue is witty with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour that one would expect from a British rather than a French movie. The women and the music are beautiful. A refreshing trip into the past, when the bad guys were ex-Nazis or Soviet brutes, cars were shiny, and France had colonies!


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