Oss 117, a french secret agent sent to cairo to investigate the mysterious disappearances both. A blithe and witty sendup not only of spy films of that era and the suave. Cairo, nest of spies is a model of smart, often very silly, but never, ever stupid. Oss 117, who in the tradition of maxwell smart and inspector clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. Oss 117 who in the tradition of maxwell smart and inspector clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude.
October 3, 2008 leave it to the french to beat us at our own bizarrely selfreflexive comic shenanigans. Oss 117 rio ne repond plus mon pere, il etait charron. Oss 117 was a literary spy from a series of french novels, which predate james bond. But mostly, the film bounces along on cheap but entertaining mel brooksworthy audio and visual gags, like the livechickenthrowing fight, or the sequence where the camera discreetly pans away from dujardin and a partner. The creation of author jean bruce, oss eventually starred in over 265 novels and seven cinematizations through 1970. Cairo nest of spies constitutes the eighth installment in a. Cairo, nest of spies 2006 regarder par jean dujardin, francois damiens, khalid maadour, youssef hamid.
The character is played by french actor jean dujardin, and he is supported in the film by berenice bejo. Le caire, nid despions is a 2006 french satirical film lampooning european spy movies, conneryera james bond films and the french political context of the 1950s. Everyone is suspicious of everyone else, everyone is plotting against everyone else. Cairo, nest of spies, which was released on may 9, 2008. Secret agent oss 117 foils nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the middle east. Cairo, nest of spies is a brilliant satire of the 60s spy movies, not just james bond, but the many european entries, as well. Cairo, nest of spies 2006 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Cairo, nest of spies released in france as oss 117. A blithe and witty sendup not only of spy films of that era and the suave secret agent figure but also neocolonialism, ethnocentrism and the very idea of western covert action in the middle east. Cairo, nest of spies oss 117 le caire nid despions by faton hoti. Oss 117 le caire nid despions making of 1 duration. Yes i did order it for the subtitles after seeing some of it online with only. Part of the fun of oss 117 is the flawless aping of old movie conventions, from the costuming, sets, and editing to the drives through clumsily rearscreenprojected vistas.
Oss 117 who in the tradition of maxwell smart and inspector. In this film, set in 1955, oss 117 is dispatched to le caire for a mission because of his knowledge of the muslim world, only to nearly start a holy war just because an imam. This is a spoof on the french cottage industry of oss 117 films of the 50s and 60s. Sent to cairo to investigate the death of a colleague, hubert takes over as head of a poultry company and begins to scout for answers.1318 966 1498 1172 708 1112 999 257 1177 1378 507 1192 1444 916 312 337 819 353 1435 1308 87 506 1438 998 809 740 647 143 627 495 979 151 475