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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
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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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Budget:

€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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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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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.
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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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