OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies
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A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as 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 and close friend is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates Jack's death, monitors the Suez Canal, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France's reputation, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East. A blithe and witty send-up not only of spy films of that era and the suave secret agent figure but also neo-colonialism, ethnocentrism and the very idea of Western covert action in the Middle East.
in the same conceptual ballpark as Austin Powers or 'The Naked Gun' series. --Variety
Arguably the funniest spy spoof ever made --Box Office Magazine
An absolute riot --Seattle Times
- Documentary short
- Deleted scenes
- Gag reel
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Regardless, the effort they made (as seen in the DVD extras, making of.. etc) to recreate a 1955 world visually, and to mimic 60's filmmaking was fun to see, and Jean is fun to watch... just don't expect the plot to be that interesting, at least it wasn't for me, but the movie was "fun" nevertheless.
and the used DVD came sealed and promptly, in good condition.