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OSS 117 [electronic resource] : le Caire, nid d'espions / produit par Eric et Nicolas Altmayer ; un film réalisé par Michel Hazanavicius ; Mandarin Films, Gaumont, M6 Films.

Other Title:
Cairo, nest of spies
Academic Video Online.
Publication:
[Chicago, Illinois] : Music Box Films, 2006.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (99 minutes)
Subjects:
Bruce, Jean, 1921-1963 -- Film adaptations.
Spies -- Drama.
Espionage, French -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Action and adventure films.
Spy films.
Language:
In French, with English subtitles.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
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.
Participant:
Jean Dujardin, Bernice Bejo, Aure Atika, Philippe Lefebvre, Constantin Alexandrov, Said Amadis, Laurent Bateau, Claude Brosset, Françcois Damiens.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed September 13, 2017).
After the books OSS 117 by Jean Bruce.
Won 2007 César Awards, France, Best Production Design (Meilleurs décors)
Won 2006 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award, Best Film
Won 2006 Tokyo International Film Festival, Grand Prix
Won 2007 Étoiles d'Or, France, Best Actor (Premier rôle masculin)
Contributor:
Hazanavicius, Michel, director.
Altmayer, Nicolas, producer.
Altmayer, Eric, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
Mandarin films S.A., production company.
Gaumont (Firm), production company.
M6 films (Firm), production company.
Other format:
Original version:
OCLC:
1009100877
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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