Film: OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
(OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions
) is a 2006 French satirical film lampooning European spy movies, Connery-era James Bond
films, and French political context of the 1950s. Jean Dujardin
(who physically resembles a young Sean Connery) plays Hubert, a.k.a. OSS 117, a French secret agent sent to Cairo to investigate the mysterious disappearances both of another OSS agent and a ship full of illegal weaponry. His prowess in hand-to-hand combat and seduction is matched by his bumbling stupidity and utter ignorance of Muslim culture.
Based on a not-at-all satirical series of spy novels. Followed by a sequel, OSS 117: Lost in Rio
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies provides examples of the following tropes: