And every scene she shares with the sexy Jean Dujardin as Hubert are sweet and funny. investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Roger Corman Collection (Bloody Mama / A Bucket of Blood / The Trip / Premature Bur... Army of Darkness (Screwhead Edition) [Blu-ray], Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection. If only all movies were this good! "How's the veal stew?". --VarietyArguably the funniest spy spoof ever made --Box Office MagazineAn absolute riot --Seattle Times. I bought it as a tentative of improving my French. 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Rosario + Vampire - The Complete Series [Blu-ray], The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [Blu-ray]. It's 1955 and after a fellow agent and close friend disappears, secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It’s fueled by mockery, puns, running gags and ridicule intentionally. It is a comedy based on a secret agent, but not my taste of comedy. Style over substance but overall it's light fun, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2019. Slim S.O.U.L. I literally laughed until tears were rolling down my cheeks with this movie. Please try again. State health officials reported 3,599 new cases of COVID-19 and 49 deaths Wednesday. It is an absolutely perfect spoof of Sean Connery's James Bond (who I hate; I know I'm probably the only one but Daniel Craig is the best by far; except for Skyfall, again I'm probably the only one who hated it). The exotic settings (1945 Germany and then 1955 Cairo), and cheerful performances by the entire cast make this a movie I know I'll watch over and over. OSS 117 was a literary spy from a series of French novels, which predate James Bond. He also has an Oscar under his belt for his role in The Artist (2011) played with Berenice Bejo, the same actress his stars with in this installment of OSS 117. One of the film’s funniest reoccurring jokes is how OSS’s mystifying finesse with the ladies contrasts with what can only be described as his polymorphous sexuality. It's silly, zany and stylish and passes a nice couple of hours, hence the 4 stars. Dashing, dangerous and a pretty good shot (most of the time), Hubert is France's answer to James Bond and god help anyone on the wrong side of his good intent! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. « OSS 117 - Le Caire nid d'espions » doit sa réussite à des dialogues ciselés … in the same conceptual ballpark as Austin Powers or 'The Naked Gun' series. Smart WiFi Wireless Essential Oil Aromatherapy 400ml Ultrasonic Diffuser & Humidifi... Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy [Blu-ray], Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Legacy Collection [Blu-ray]. I saw this movie a couple of years ago and was taken by its campy nature, its absurdity and irreverence. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Aure Atika, Philippe Lefebvre But please don’t take anything seriously, it’s meant to be a parody, irreverent and silly. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius Dujardin is funnier than Steve Martin and Peter Sellers combined!! Jean Dujardin: 2011 Golden Globe winner for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. It's hilarious from start to finish. It plays with stereotypes and is exaggerated on purpose. Looking for something different? Coffret OSS 117- Le Caire, nid d'espions + OSS 117- Rio ne répond plus- Region 2 - Non USA Format-French Import. With growing impatience, his Egyptian secretary, Larmina (Bérénice Béjo), explains what the Frenchman is seeing. Or this funny! Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117: Too bad they're not like you. Comme vous le savez, les années 2010 ont propulsé plus que jamais sur le devant de la scène la critique à l’égard des fictions racistes, homophobes, sexistes, antisémites, islamophobes, handiphobes, transphobes — bref, vous connaissez la chanson — que ce soit à travers une scène, une réplique, un personnage, ou une histoire complète. Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2012. Watch it, it’s a real treat. And the gag reel is so funny you'll wish you'd been there during the filming. Several times. time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is Yes I did order it for the subtitles after seeing some of it online with only French, and I DID enjoy it reading the subtitles on the DVD... but surprisingly for the same things I saw not knowing the plot, as when I could read the subtitles and understand the plot... i.e. With 16,330 tests reported Wednesday, 22% were positive. the cigarette smoke wafting upwards while in a 'speeding convertible' (chuckle), playing with the light switch in the chicken house (silly repeated gag), the camera panning away from the start of a romantic scene only go too far and catch the couple in a mirror and retracting abruptly (LOL)... it all made me laugh at the silliness... but I have to say it unexpectedly bordered on stupid at times. As of 1:51 p.m. Dec. 23, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: Confirmed cases in S.C.: 261,024 (+3,599)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 20,956 (+99)Negative tests in S.C.: 3,014,435 Deaths in S.C. […]. An homage to classic spy films. If Austin Powers were French -- and funny He might be the star of "OSS 117," a deadpan, borderline-brilliant satire of postwar spy movies and preening Euro-idiocy in the Middle East. WITH: Jean Dujardin (Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a k a OSS 117), Bérénice Béjo (Larmina), Aure Atika (Princess Al Tarouk), Philippe Lefèbvre … Deadly with a weapon, invincible with his bare hands, but slow to make the right mental connection, OSS 117 never breaks our laughing mood as he takes us from one bumbling situation to another. set in Brazil naturally, takes place in 1967 with Hubert not having aged a day! The super-smooth incompetent OSS 117 is sent to Cairo circa 1955 with a rather expansive mission, to “make the Middle East safe,” his chubby French secret service boss instructs. Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2013. OSS is taking over for his buddy Jack and is aided in his mission by a very tolerant, gorgeous local, Larmina (Berenice Bojo), who squires him around the country and puts up with his racist and sexist bon mots. We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with Hazanavicius’ is a pitch-perfect recreation of the clothes, hair, and mannerisms of another era, from the rear-projection scenery that unfurls behind characters as they drive to the smarmy sexual innuendo that defines more carefully circumscribed films of the past. The movie stars Jean Dujardin as Agent 117 (real name: Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath), who in 1955 is sent by the French secret service to Egypt to deflect the impending Suez crisis, bring peace among the Americans, Russians and Egyptians and settle the problems of the Arab world. En contrepoint, le personnage de Larmina (Bérénice Béjo), toute en finesse et en féminité et intelligence vient incarner la modernité qui ne semble même pas devoir simplement effleurer OSS 117. 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. Histoire Hubert Bonisseur de la Basse, nom de code OSS 117, est envoyé au Caire afin d'enquêter sur la mort d'un autre agent de la SDECE, Jack Jefferson, et de sécuriser le Proche-Orient. Disguised as the head of a wholesale chicken company, Hubert dispatches to Cairo amid the Suez Crisis. Saw a trailer for the sequel, Lost In Rio & it looked hilarious so I sought out this movie series (BTW, the sequel which wasn't as good as this one but did have some hilarious parts, not enough for me to buy though I may have to order it for my parents). OSS 117 cannot sleep one night as a muezzin is doing the morning call to prayer atop a tower, through a loud speaker. A French special agent saunters off to Cairo with orders to "make the Middle East safe" and sets about offending women, Muslims and anyone else who isn't an unreconstructed French 1950s male. Part of OSS’s broad Middle East agenda is to also find out who killed his beloved Jack, shown in numerous flashbacks cavorting on the beach with OSS. But in flashbacks the two bathing suit-clad men are soon tumbling around in the surf with abandon like Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity making love in the rolling waves. En contrepoint, le personnage de Larmina (Bérénice Béjo), toute en finesse et en féminité et intelligence vient incarner la modernité qui ne semble même pas devoir simplement effleurer OSS 117. I’ve been practicing my French and wanted to see something easy and light. While those grace-impaired guys tend to trip over clues and break things, OSS is an incompetent of a different sort. 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. Please try again. Disguised as the head of a wholesale chicken company, Hubert dispatches to Cairo amid the Suez Crisis. In this spy movie parody, French Office of Strategic Services agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath (Jean Dujardin) investigates the disappearance of his fellow agent and longtime friend Jack Jefferson (Philippe Lefebvre). Or the delight of discovering an excellent comedian. OSS 117, Rio ne répond plus est diffusé mardi 23 mai à 21h00 sur C8, suivi à 23h00 par OSS 117 : Le Caire nid d'espions. They show a tiny bit of their dancing ability in this movie, (which shows up for real in The Artist in 2011) as she teaches him how to "mambo" in 10 seconds. It's like British humor, where you laugh when you see it & you still laugh when you think about it even though you're not watching it. and Mardy Says released two tracks over the weekend, “OTW” and “Damn.”, COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 3,599 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with 49 additional confirmed deaths. Our intuitive subtitle editor is free! Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Oss 117 - Original Soundtrack on AllMusic - 2006 Indeed, this kind of patter grows tedious. OSS 117 is introduced in a scene that exemplifies director Michel Hazanavicius’s stylish knack for genre-imitation. Want to caption or translate video? It's as good as many such films of such comic genre. OSS 117 : Le Caire, nid d'espions est un film français réalisé par Michel Hazanavicius, sorti en 2006. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. 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. Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2015. What a pleasure this movie is. Bond is, in other words, everything that the French spy Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath aka OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin) is not. We can't do it without our readers. Julien Barcilon ... Larmina El Akmar Betouche (Bérénice Bejo) The French are mocking the famous 007 down to the facial expressions, the impeccable look, the Don Juan attitude, and it works well. Just the title is terrific and promises a satire: Cairo, Nest of spies. Unable to add item to List. A great looking film, a funny as all get-out film, and a wonderfully acted film with charm abound. It’s worth noting that these films are a revival of sorts. A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is a brilliant satire of the 60's spy movies, not just James Bond, but the many European entries, as well. OSS 117, is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. Pour… Are your accessibility or localization needs BIG? Was a bit worried it wouldn't be subtitled at first but it is subtitled in English as well as the original French of course, as most French movies are. Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2012. In this spy movie parody, French Office of Strategic Services agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath (Jean Dujardin) investigates the disappearance of his fellow agent and longtime friend Jack Jefferson (Philippe Lefebvre). Larmina El Akmar Betouche: I am! Amara’s platform and services can help. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Aure Atika, Philippe Lefebvre, Constantin Alexandrov, Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2019. Jean Dujardin knows exactly what he’s doing. Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. But somehow, despite the insults, the ladies keep coming back for more. They remind me of William Powell and Myrna Loy of the 30's - they have charm, great chemistry and you wish they'd make 50 films together. He’s one of the most beloved actors in France and now I’m obsessed with him. I highly recommend this. Discovered the brilliant Jean Dujardin because of The Artist and was led to this movie by co-workers who had rented this film a couple of years ago. Histoire Hubert Bonisseur de la Basse, nom de code OSS 117, est envoyé au Caire afin d'enquêter sur la mort d'un autre agent de la SDECE, Jack Jefferson, et de sécuriser le Proche-Orient. Découvrez OSS 117, le débile le plus élégant du cinéma actuel. An homage to classic spy films. It’s not the first or the last of the xenophobic Frenchman’s snafus. Frannie and the Fox and Le Farfalle will host Feast of the Seven Fishes dinners on Christmas Eve. the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. Jean Dujardin is wonderful as Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117. It's a 10 out of 10, 5 tickets, 5 stars, $10, or however you want to rate the best of the best! Not Rated. It was nominated for five César Awards, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards, including ones for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Dujardin for Best Actor. This is so funny. Sometime-Sinbad Kerwin Matthews was Hubert in OSS 117 se déchâine (1963) and Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117 (1964), with Frederick Stafford taking over for Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 (1965) and Atout coeur à Tokyo pour O.S.S. Using the melodramatic conventions of a 1940s potboiler, OSS and his buddy Jack Jefferson (Philippe Lefebvre) outwit some Nazis in this marvelous opening black-and-white segment. I guess it was the unexpected hilarity and shenanigans of the not so super smart spy. Actuellement, quel que soit le sujet d’une histoire, l’auteur devra souvent rendre compte de ses choix artistiques : pourquoi tel nombre de personnages féminins ? The sexism that defines spy heroes like Bond is taken to ludicrous new heights in OSS 117 where lady spies beg for OSS to tie them up before making love to them and OSS describes his gun skill while holding his pistol at crotch level and displaying his finesse with his “piece.”. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism: The Charleston County Public Library announced that Sheila Heyward is the winner of the 2020 Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award. OSS 117: Five Film Collection (OSS 117 Is Unleashed / OSS 117: Panic in Bangkok / OSS 117: Mission For a Killer / OSS 117: Mission to Tokyo / OSS 117: Double Agent), Fantomas 1960s Collection (Fantomas / Fantomas Unleashed / Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard), Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection. OSS 117 is a parody of French author Jean Bruce’s mid-century spy novels which actually predated Ian Fleming’s iconic Bond series. If the Monty Python crew was French, they'd come up with something like this. The year is 1955, and OSS-117 has been sent to Cairo to monitor the growing Suez crisis, make contact with a beautiful agent Larmina, played by … Sophisticated, smart, and a lady killer to boot, Bond is a national poster boy of über-British cool. « OSS 117 - Le Caire nid d'espions » doit sa réussite à des dialogues ciselés … Jean Dujardin (The Monuments Men, The Artist) stars as Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, A.K.A. En réalisant « OSS 117 - Le Caire nid d'espions », Michel Hazanavicius opte pour un nouveau genre d'adaptation cinématographique des aventures d'Hubert Bonnisseur de La Bathe, alias OSS 117 que l'on pourrait qualifier « d'hommage parodique » aux années 1950. 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 wakes him up with his morning prayers. I fight to be respected. No, its not a French version of Naked Gun and its certainly not a Bourne or Bond wannabe, its humor, its camp and its a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Look, it's not a "great" film by any means, but depending on your mood it's a stylish piece of completely politically incorrect fun. Watching the uproariously silly spy spoof OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies you realize how much the James Bond super-spy embodies British national pride. The super-smooth incompetent OSS 117 … They begin by playing paddle ball and giggling like schoolboys. After shooting the man, the villainess engages into an intense catfight with Larmina. It's 1955 and after a fellow agent and close friend disappears, secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. He is smooth as silk in his tailored suit and toned body, but intellectually, OSS is FUBAR, hampered by verbal diarrhea and a gift for shockingly offensive statements that belie the French reputation for cultured cool. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The two women tear each others’ clothes off … Misogine, raciste, inculte, machiste et doté d'un sens de la déduction proche de celui de Rantanplan, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath est unique et inimitable. OSS 117 is clueless about important things of the case he's been tasked to resolve in Cairo, but believes the Egyptians foresaw and built the Suez Canal four thousand years ago/ He also grasps amazingly quickly a new language or deciphers a hieroglyph or plays a foreign instrument or dances the mambo. For me, it is most definitely a winner! He throws on his bathrobe and beats the guy up. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Especially if it's wriiten and directed by Michel Hazanavicius. • Jean Dujardin as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, AKA OSS 117 OSS 117, is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. OSS 117 is a parody of French author Jean Bruce’s mid-century spy novels which actually predated Ian Fleming’s iconic Bond series. Berenice Bejo is petite, feminine and oh so lovely that it's hilarious when she finally loses her cool trapped within a pyramid. His first morning in Cairo, an incensed OSS storms from his hotel room and tells the muezzin offering the morning call to prayers to shut up. Give it a try, but know that there's no guarantee that you'll like it, only that you'll likely appreciate a different perspective on what passes for humor.