OSS 117

OSS 117

Cairo, nest of spies

DVD - 2008 | French
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Secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. After a fellow agent is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place.
Publisher: [United States?] : Music Box Films : MPI Home Video, [c2008].
ISBN: 9780788609626
0788609629
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE FOREIGN FRENCH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Cairo, nest of spies

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lukasevansherman
Oct 17, 2013

Really fun and stylish homage to/parody of 60s spy films (Bond, et al.) and The Pink Panther. This is what Austin Powers wanted to be. Jean Dujardin is perfectly cast.

hania4987 Apr 07, 2013

fun parody of the James Bond films ... think of the Dean Martin spy spoofs mixed with Get Smart

the comedy is a little uneven but the performances from Dujardin & Bejo are great

they also captured the look & style of the time

glentreb Jun 05, 2012

This movie was produced by the same team (Director, actors and crew) of the 2012 Oscar winning "The Artist". Though this movie is of a lower overall quality compared to The Artist, it displays the same quality as far as representing an era that no longer exists; the Cairo of the early 60's. It is so well done that -until I noticed it had been published in 2006- I thought this was a digitally restored movie from the 60s.

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jimg2000
Aug 10, 2014

German Soldier: Sleeping, Rubecht? ... You're not Rubecht! Not even German!
Agent: Give me the briefcase! Hand it over or I'll riddle you with bullets! German Soldier: Never!
Agent: Don't be stupid. I have a gun. You don't.
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- Women! Once you let them out of the kitchen...
- Women are never to be trusted! To think I almost let you make love to me! What a fine mess!”

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jimg2000
Aug 07, 2014

The mystery of the pyramids is that of unattainable conscience. Pharaohs were buried with their servants. When we want everything to stop. It is the cycle of life itself. When someone or something dies, something or someone is born. We try to forget we're animals, but nature keeps reminding us. Sometimes cruelly. Scientists experiment on fruit flies because their brains are very similar to ours. Through a horse's eye we seem bigger than we are. That's why we're able to tame them. Our eyes teach us how to react to others. But we can be near-sighted. The blind man doesn't see. He feels. And paradoxically, he sees. When a cat's tail is straight, it feels at ease. An amputee's leg still itches. When women change men, You must let a baby cry at night, or bedtime becomes too ritualized.

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jimg2000
Aug 07, 2014

Tarouk: You're French secret service. Agent OSS 117. Numbered like a cow lead to slaughter.
OSS117: At your service. And I know who you are. You're not a Lebanese reporter based in Rome, but the niece of Egypt's King Farouk.
Tarouk: I'm his niece, but he's no longer king. He was exiled 3 years ago by the vile Nasser! May the maggot rot
in hell.
OSS117: You're pretty vulgar for a Pharaoh's niece.

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