After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, 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 1950s and '60s spy films and the suave secret agent figure, but also of neo-colonialism, ethnocentrism, and the very idea of Western covert action in the Middle East.
- Posted: May 12, 2008
- Director: Michel Hazanavicius
- Writer: Jean-Francois Halin
- Studio: Music Box Films
- Release: May 9, 2008
- Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Aure Atika
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