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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies ()

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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Cast

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Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117
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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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Larmina El Akmar Betouche
Michael Hofland ...
Colonel Von Umsprung
Jean-François Halin ...
Rubecht
Marc Bodnar ...
Le patron du bistrot
Bernard Nissile ...
L'homme à l'aéroport
Alain Kouhani ...
Le réceptionniste (as Alain Khouani)
Diego Dieng ...
Le garçon d'étage
Mouloud Ikhaddelene ...
Le sbire de la princesse
Chouki Gtari ...
Le fouetteur
Hafid F. Benamar ...
L'ami du fouetteur
Hassan Chabaki ...
Le passant serviable
Johannes Oliver Hamm ...
Officier SS
Hedi Naili ...
Le muezzin
Jean-Marie Paris ...
Khalid
Laura Schiffman ...
La serveuse
Roger To Thanh Hien ...
Mandarin
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Le chef d'orchestre (uncredited)
Kamel Ech-Cheik ...
Le joueur de trombone à coulisse (uncredited)
Alexandra Schamis ...
La femme en bleu à l'hôtel cairote (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michel Hazanavicius

Written by

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Jean-François Halin ... (scenario)
 
Jean Bruce ... (novel "OSS 117")
 
Jean-François Halin ... (adaptation and dialogue) and
Michel Hazanavicius ... (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by

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Manuel Alduy ... producer
Eric Altmayer ... producer (as Eric et Nicolas Altmayer)
Nicolas Altmayer ... producer (as Eric et Nicolas Altmayer)
Franck Chorot ... producer
Gaëtan David ... associate producer: Artemis (as Gaetan David)
Sidonie Dumas ... producer
Sarim Fassi ... executive producer: MPS, Maroc (as Sarim Fassi-Fihri)
André Logie ... associate producer: Artemis
Bertrand Maheux ... producer
Patrick Quinet ... associate producer: Artemis
Christophe Riandee ... producer
Nicolas Seydoux ... producer
Patrick Vandenbosch ... associate producer: Belga Films

Music by

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Ludovic Bource
Kamel Ech-Cheik ... (as Kamel Ech Cheikh)

Cinematography by

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Guillaume Schiffman

Film Editing by

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Reynald Bertrand

Editorial Department

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Miguel Bejo ... telecine dailies colorist
Nicolas Criqui ... digital conformation
Aude Humblet ... colorist
Frederic Jupin ... lustre editor
Magali Magnan ... assistant editor
Philippe Reinaudo ... digital intermediate technical director
Philippe Tourret ... post-production coordinator
Clement Zveguintzoff ... digital conformation

Casting By

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Stéphane Touitou

Production Design by

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Maamar Ech-Cheikh ... (as Maamar Ech Cheikh)

Art Direction by

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Fabrice Leuci

Set Decoration by

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Hind Ghazali
Alexandre Husson

Costume Design by

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Charlotte David

Makeup Department

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Stéphanie Aznarez ... makeup artist: Extra (as Stéphanie Asnarez)
Marie Baudrais ... makeup artist: Extra
Betty Beauchamp ... makeup artist
Agnès Blin ... key makeup artist: Extra
Christine Dendeleuf ... hair stylist: Extra
Cédric Fagnière ... hair stylist: Extra
Xavier-Daniel Fagnière ... key hair stylist: Extra
Amina El Halhouli ... makeup artist
Laurent Huet ... sculptor
Bettina Keller ... key hair stylist
Julie Letarouilly ... hair stylist: Extra
Marie Nouvet ... makeup artist: Extra
Pierre Olivier Persin ... special makeup effects artist (as Pierre-Olivier Persin)
Michelle Quelin-Quentel ... key makeup artist (as Michelle Quelin Quentel)
Eric Rodhain ... hair stylist: Extra
Véronique Zoller ... makeup artist: Extra

Production Management

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Adil Arbouch ... assistant unit manager
Georges Barrier-Carron ... assistant unit manager
Daniel Chevalier ... production manager
Patricia Colombat ... post-production supervisor
Grégory Dauman ... trainee unit manager: France
Nicolas Davy ... unit production manager
Marie-Paule Ester ... assistant production manager: Secrétaire de production
Fabienne Faudot-Bel ... assistant production manager: second unit
Christophe Fustini ... assistant unit manager
Fabrice Gay ... assistant unit manager: Maroc
Damien Gayrard ... trainee unit manager: France
David Moreillon ... trainee unit manager: France
Bruno Morin ... assistant production manager: France
Jean-Patrick Nourricier ... extra assistant unit manager
Driss Tahri ... production manager: Tournage au Maroc
Mustapha Zaari ... unit manager: Tournage au Maroc

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Noureddine Aberdine ... first assistant director: Tournage au Maroc
Luc Bricault ... second assistant director
Aurélie Cerveau ... additional third assistant director
Rachid Doha ... third assistant director
Matthew Gledhill ... first assistant director
Mustapha Grumij ... second assistant director: Tournage au Maroc, Morocco
Delphine Heude ... third assistant director
Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux ... assistant director (as Jean Baptiste Pouilloux)
Sade Zeriffi ... second assistant director: Tournage au Maroc, Morocco

Art Department

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Jérôme Bertin ... carpenter
Stéphanie Bertrand ... assistant art director / second assistant decorator: Maroc
Eric Bourges ... construction coordinator
Philippe Boutillier ... key sculptor
Alexandre Cardine ... ripper
Luc Compère ... first assistant decorator
Donat Durin ... carpenter
Hind Ghazali ... set dresser
Gilles Graziano ... computer graphic designer
Virginie Hernvann ... assistant art director
Mohamed Jarni ... key constructor: Morocco
Frédéric Jourdan ... carpenter
Sonia Kalaydjian ... trainee decorator
Jessica Labet ... set dresser
Jean-Manuel Martinez ... plasterer
Yvon Moreno ... set props
Flavia Nasio ... trainee decorator
Omar Ouachachane ... art department
Mylene Riccardi ... trainee decorator
Jean-Michel Roggeman ... ripper
Olivier Rouillard ... property master
Nicolas Smlynarczyk ... trainee decorator
Christine Thomas-Collignon ... second assistant decorator: France
Catherine Werner Schmit ... set decorator (as Catherine Werner-Schmidt)
David Laurent ... ripper (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Nicolas Bourgeois ... additional sound editor
Nicolas Bouvet ... assistant sound editor
Nicolas d'Halluin ... sound recordist
Baptiste Kleitz ... boom operator
Gérard Lamps ... re-recording mixer
Armelle Mahé ... assistant sound mixer / dialogue recordist / foley recording engineer
Nadine Muse ... sound editor
Johann Nallet ... sound recordist
Didier Saïn ... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Christophe Calcus ... props: fake bones and chickens creation
Olivier Camus ... special effects: fogs
Valérie Daures ... assistant prop designer: Fake bones and chickens
Grégoire Delage ... assistant special effects: SFX plateau et pyrotechniques
Georges Demétrau ... special effects: SFX plateau et pyrotechniques
Pascal Fauvelle ... special effects: Fog
Sara Helmlinger ... special effects: fogs
Daniel Lenoir ... special effects: rain
Franck Mignelli ... assistant prop designer: Fake bones and chickens creation
Romain Rosier ... special effects technician
Didier Roux ... special effects: création costume cordes
Charles-Axel Vollard ... special effects: Fog

Visual Effects by

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Philippe Aubry ... lead Flame artist / visual effects supervisor
Harry Bardak ... visual effects artist
Laurent Brett ... title designer
Jimmy Cavé ... computer graphics artist
David Danesi ... visual effects supervisor
Jérôme Dubacq ... IT assistant
Sebastien Dupuis ... digital compositor
Sylvian Fabre ... digital artist
Émilie Feret ... visual effects coordinator
Alex Jadfard ... digital compositor
Laurent Larapidie ... computer graphics artist
Arnaud Leviez ... computer graphics artist
Thomas Marque ... digital effects artist
Amandine Moulinet ... vfx assistant coordinator
Vion Nicolas ... computer graphics artist
Carine Poussou ... visual effects coordinator
Stephanie Boutinaud ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Malki Attar ... stunts
Luz Chomyszyn ... stunts
Gaëlle Cohen ... stunt performer
Frédéric Dessains ... stunts (as Fred Dessains)
Mehdi El Jai ... stunts
Mohammed Enahal ... stunts
Fanny Gai ... stunts
Alain Gaudiard ... stunts
Pascal Guégan ... stunts
Philippe Guégan ... stunt coordinator
Pascal Lavanchy ... stunts
Audrey Ottaviano ... stunts
Dany Roca ... stunts (as Dany Klose)
Pierre Rousselle ... stunts
Olivier Schneider ... stunts
Michaël Troude ... stunts
Lionel Vitrant ... stunts
Olivier Vitrant ... stunts
Keenia Zoubira ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Julien Bullat ... first assistant operator: Second unit
Simon Bérard ... gaffer
Olivia Costes ... first assistant operator: Second camera
Guillaume Genini ... focus puller
Jean-Baptiste Jay ... crane technician
Hans Krumenacker ... electrician
Emilie de la Hosseraye ... still photographer
Stella Libert ... camera trainee
Loïc Limosin ... best boy electric
Denis Louis ... electrician
Stephan Massis ... additional camera operator (as Stéphane Massis)
François Perrault-Alix ... grip
Christian Pétron ... camera operator: Underwater
Natacha Raymond ... assistant camera
Imad Rechiche ... second assistant camera: Operator 1, Tournage au Maroc (Morocco)
Michel Revest ... first assistant camera operator: Underwarter
Khalid Abou Saoud ... grip
Zouhair Seffir ... second assistant camera
Honoré Soubrie ... grip
Eric Vallée ... camera operator: second unit

Animation Department

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Vincent Caudeville ... animator

Casting Department

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Noureddine Aberdine ... casting: Tournage au Maroc (Morocco)
Mustapha Grumij ... casting: Tournage au Maroc (Morocco)
Jérôme Sacerdot ... assistant extra casting: France
Laurent Soulet ... extra casting: France

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Abdeliah Bidari ... assistant costume designer
Abdelkrim Boulane ... wardrobe assistant
Khalil Boulane ... costumer
Nathalie Chesnais ... costumer
Anne-Sophie Daniel ... wardrobe
Mirete Elsa ... dresser
Anne-Sophie Gledhill ... costumer
Joseph Kergoat ... costumes: Les costumes de Monsieur Dujardin sont réalisés par
Julie Marteau ... wardrobe
Carmen Mateos ... costumes: Les robes de mesdemoiselles Bejo et Atica sont réalisées par (as Carmen Matéos)
Christine Mille ... wardrobe
Marie Morel ... wardrobe
Tina Morel ... wardrobe: main cast
Gil Noir ... costumer
Cecile Vatelot ... trainee costumer
Khadija Zeggaï ... key costumer
Véronique Élise ... costumes: Les robes de mesdemoiselles Bejo et Atica sont réalisées par

Location Management

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Gregoire Daure ... location scout: France et Maroc
Rabii El Bakki ... assistant location manager (as Rabii Elbakki) / assistant location manager

Music Department

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Claude Blondy ... composer: additional music
Carine Bonnefoy ... conductor: Metropole Orkest / orchestrator
Albert de Ruiter ... musician: Metropole Orkest (as A. de Ruiter)
Malou sur Mort de Jack ... vocal
Metropole Orkest ... orchestra
Emmanuel Savoye ... orchestrator: Pour musicale écriture
Eric 'Dok' Wager ... music editor

Other crew

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Alexandre Ayer ... production intern
Virginie Blaisonneau ... assistant production administrator: France
Jérémie Boury ... making-of director (as Jérémy Boury)
Corinne Devaux ... choreographer
Cathy Dutheil ... production secretary
Claude Fenioux ... financial consultant
Abdelhak Fikri ... production accountant (as Abdelhak Tikri)
Marie Guillon ... production accountant
Romeo Julien ... avid conformation
Marc Leroyer ... armorer
Jean-Patrick Nourricier ... manager trainee
Arnaud Peltier ... armorer
Hugo Pilet ... trainee production administrator: France
Isabelle Ribis ... script supervisor (as Isabel RIbis)
Alexandra Schamis ... press attache
Stéphanie Valet ... assistant production administrator: Maroc
Bernard Vander Donckt ... production administrator
Matthew Gledhill ... stand-in: Philippe Lefebvre (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The Prride of French Intelligence See more »
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Also Known As
  • OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (United States)
  • OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (World-wide, English title)
  • OSS 117 - Cairo: Nest of Spies (United Kingdom)
  • OSS 117 - Der Spion, der sich liebte (Germany)
  • OSS 117: El Cairo, nido de espías (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget EUR14,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Scenes of this film were shot in Casablanca, Morocco, at the "Habuse", a tourist area with many shops as well as homes, with small alleyways. The shopkeepers were paid a days projected income to close shop for the day. One homeowner's doorway was to be prominently featured, but the man would not step out of his doorway. He was trying to squeeze more money out of the producers. As a result, the crew built a back-drop made with some 2X4's and a Moroccan rug. About 20 minutes later several conservative Muslims staged a sit-in to try to get money. The filmmakers decided to shoot elsewhere in the city. See more »
Goofs When OSS 117 learns to count in Arabic, Larmina coaches him: "Wahed, Jouj...". She should be counting in Egyptian Arabic, but instead she uses Moroccan Arabic. An Egyptian would not use (or understand) "Jouj" for two. The word is "Itnayn". See more »
Movie Connections Followed by OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Un clair de Lune à Maubeuge See more »
Quotes Moeller: Mr. Bramard... a cigarette?
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Thanks. I'm trying to start.
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