OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies 2006-04-19 ( current )

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Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

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This was a solid debut for Hazanavicius and a very fun film. There's uneven pacing, but I was very pleased with this, which seemed an interesting hybrid between the James Bond and Pink Panther film series. I loved the scoring and cinematography as well. Dujardin's character was a bit strange and the pacing was a tad uneven, but those are small flaws. This is the first of Hazanavicius' films I have seen, though I have 'The Artist' on blu. I've heard that in the sequel, he jumps a decade to the 60's--it would be interesting, if they decide to eventually continue the series, if each film could be of following decades, straight through to the present day. It was clever of the writers, through parallelism, to subconsciously suggest a linkage of the Nazis to radical Arab terrorists, so soon after 9/11, and, six years before 'Skyfall', what anyone knowing anything about espionage and counterintelligence would undoubtedly know--that all agents would probably be bisexual. I look forward to checking out Hazanavicius' other films, and hope there are eventually more in this series, for I have loved all kinds of spy films and spoofs of them, in the history of cinema.

  • Jean Dujardin
  • Bérénice Bejo
  • Aure Atika
  • Philippe Lefebvre
  • Constantin Alexandrov
  • Michel Hazanavicius (Director)
  • Jean Bruce (Characters)
  • Michel Hazanavicius (Adaptation)
  • Jean-François Halin (Screenplay)
  • Eric Altmeyer (Producer)

Artémis Productions





Release Date:

2006-04-19 USA

Run Time:

99 min