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A classic novel character's padodic début on the big screen !,
This review is from: OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies (DVD)
Growing up with the OSS 117 book series from my parents' bookshelves, I was eager to see what a screen version of this famous spy character would be like. I was leery, though, of a comedic version... But it turned out GREAT!
And I was also wondering if the old 1950s setting would turn a younger croud away... And indeed a lot of the culture of the time - wonderfully recreated by the filmmakers - doesn't translate well into today's world, but it is still a heck of an homage to the 50s and even the 60s, with a mischievous wink at French colonialism.
AND Dujardin is incredible as a young Sean Connery "sorta, kinda" lookalike!
Don't take it seriously at all (as I am sure it was intended by the producers and director) and you will have a fun hour and a half...