OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies

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SKU: 0788609629 Music Box Films

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies - 2006 French film directed by Michel Hazanavicius. French comedy sensation Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117, in this blithe and witty send-up not only of spy flicks and the suave secret agent figure but also neo-colonialism and Western covert action in the Middle East. It's 1955 and after a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, OSS 117 is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry farm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates his friend's death, monitors the Suez Canal, beds local beauties, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France's reputation, foils Nazi holdouts, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East... all in spite of his colossal but debonair cluelessness! In French with English subtitles, 99 minutes. Unrated - Brief and often comedic violence.