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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies


France 2006, 99 minutes
Dir. Michel Hazanavicius
In French with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Action/Adventure, Comedy / Spy


Aroview: Dusting off a little-known French spy spoof from the 1960's, this remake upgrades rather than updates the franchise, combining the Bond school of suave with the Inspector Cousteau-Austin Powers school of idiocy.

Apparently improving markedly on the ropey original, this wisely sticks to a place and time when the decor, the fashion, the cars, and the music were all, somehow...cooler. Despite a script that slightly underwhelms in the laugh department, Jean Dujardin cuts an absolute dash in his drain-pipe suit and has the comic timing to match.

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DVD Features

  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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