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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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L'imam
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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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The German title of this film, "OSS 117 - Der Spion, der sich liebte", is a prank on the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). It literally means "OSS 117 - The Spy Who Loved Himself". See more »

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Shortly after arriving in Egypt, while driving in a convertible, OSS 117's driver is smoking a cigarette whose smoke rises perfectly smoothly; this would be impossible in an actual open-top car driving at speed. See more »

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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!
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Un clair de Lune à Maubeuge
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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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