This parody of the "OSS 117" series of the mid-20th century follows OSS agent 117 as he is sent to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent.
Oss 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies movie trailer - starring Aure Atika, Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, Philippe Lefebvre. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Theatrical Release Date: 5/9/2008
Rating: Not Rated
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.