18/02/2012

Movies: Spy Spoof

The movie The Artist is receiving amazing accolades and I am really looking forward to seeing it.  http://weinsteinco.com/sites/the-artist/
Here is a link to a good review  - http://www.ipreferparis.net/2012/02/the-artist-the-sweet-sound-of-silence-by-thirza-vallois-.html

In the meantime I looked out another movie on which Michel Hazanavicius, Jean Dujardain and Bérénice Bejo had worked - OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006).  It is a French spoof of all the classic spy movies.  The humour is very tongue-in-cheek.  Although at times I cringed it is so politically incorrect.  Agent OSS 117 (Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath) is a mix of James Bond, Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau.  Jean Dujardain is excellent in this roll, arrogantly chauvinistic, pompous, patronizing, suave but oh so stupid.

The film is set in 1955 and the clothes and music are captured very well.  I was convinced it was an old movie until I read the DVD cover.

Well worth a look.



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