OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies

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Overview

OSS 117: Cairo -- Nest of Spies constitutes the eighth installment in a long-running series of movies about OSS 117 the government code name for Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath -- a French super-spy and European equivalent of James Bond. The creation of author Jean Bruce, OSS eventually starred in over 265 novels and seven cinematizations through 1970. The first seven film outings were sober and straight-faced; the eighth go-round the first after a 38-year lapse does a 180 to shamelessly poke fun of the rules ...
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Overview

OSS 117: Cairo -- Nest of Spies constitutes the eighth installment in a long-running series of movies about OSS 117 the government code name for Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath -- a French super-spy and European equivalent of James Bond. The creation of author Jean Bruce, OSS eventually starred in over 265 novels and seven cinematizations through 1970. The first seven film outings were sober and straight-faced; the eighth go-round the first after a 38-year lapse does a 180 to shamelessly poke fun of the rules established by the genre. A glib yet intelligent spoof, it joins the ranks of Our Man Flint 1965, Aghaye Hallou 1970, Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street 1984, and other international pictures that glibly satirize the subgenre made infamous to Americans by Bond; like Mad Mission 3, it even packs in an OSS 117 Jean Dujardin with a startling resemblance to Sean Connery. The film's comic conceit involves making OSS 117 arrogant, conceited, culturally insensitive, chauvinistic, and thoroughly moronic he pretends that various cultural institutions and religious practices, for instance, are nonexistent if he is unfamiliar with them; yet the character somehow manages to slide through outrageously dangerous situations unscathed, time and again. The teaser prologue finds OSS 117 in Berlin, where he outwits the Nazis by stealing vital documents from them, hijacks an Axis plane in mid-nosedive, and saves himself and the craft at the last yawning moment. Ten years later, he journeys from Rome to Cairo, where he investigates the death of a fellow agent, posing as the proprietor of a chicken farm. His "side" activities during this jaunt involve hammering out a peace arrangement for the Middle East, keeping tabs on the Suez Canal, and monitoring the Russians. Jean-François Halin scripted the film, maintaining an utterly deadpan tone throughout; Michel Hazanavicius directed.
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Special Features

Making of; Deleted scenes; Gag reel
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • UPC: 030306400099
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Music Box Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,676

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Dujardin Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (aka OSS 117)
Bérénice Bejo Larmina El Akmar Betouche
Aure Atika Princess Al Tarouk
Philippe Lefebvre Jack Jefferson, OSS 283
Constantin Alexandrov Yevevni Setine
Said Amadis Egyptian minister
Laurent Bateau Nigel Gardenborough
Claude Brosset OSS Chief
Francois Damiens Raymond Pelletier
Youssef Hamid imam
Khalid Maadour phone booth man
Arsene Mosca Moktar
Abdallah Moundy Slimane
Eric Prat Plantieux
Richard Sammel Gerhard Moeller
Michael Hofland Colonel Hermann von Umsprung
Jean-François Halin Rubecht
Technical Credits
Michel Hazanavicius Director
Eric Altmayer Producer
Nicolas Altmayer Producer
Artémis Associate Producer
Raynald Bertrand Editor
Ludovic Bource Score Composer
Daniel Chevalier Production Manager
Charlotte David Costumes/Costume Designer
Gaetan David Associate Producer
Maamar Ech-Cheik Art Director
Kamel Ech-Cheikh Score Composer
Matthew Gledhill Asst. Director
Jean-François Halin Screenwriter
Andre Logie Associate Producer
Patrick Quinet Associate Producer
Guillaume Schiffman Cinematographer
Driss Tahri Production Manager
Stephane Touitou Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies
1. Berlin, 1945 [4:48]
2. How's the Veal Stew? [5:06]
3. Dusty Cars & Bad Religion [6:02]
4. Chickens? [4:08]
5. I Love to Fight [6:20]
6. The Mambo [4:07]
7. The Chase [5:45]
8. Trying to Sleep [5:07]
9. Fighting With Chickens [6:33]
10. Beautiful Lies Revealed [3:17]
11. Swimming With Skeletons [7:00]
12. Letting the Truth Out [5:27]
13. Nazis? [5:38]
14. Escaping the Pyramid [3:41]
15. Wonderful Performance [6:41]
16. Looking Down the Barrel [4:56]
17. Jack's Back [3:49]
18. Ultimate Cat Fight [4:39]
19. End Credits [5:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies
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   Chapters
   Extras
      Making Of
      Gag Reel
      Deleted Scenes
   Set Up
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Not great!

    OSS 117 was big in the 60's like James Bond. I remembered loving watching these movies. They did a comedy/satyr style remake, but it's just not interesting. The costumes are well done but that's about it! I'm very disappointed. It's not that bad, it's just not that great !!!!

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