Jean Dujardin, has proven his adaptability and versatility in a raft of movies ranging from the satiric/comedic (the OSS films and The Players) to the more serious (the Oscar-winning The Artist, Little White Lies and The Connection). So it is interesting to go back more than ten years and again view his international breakout hit, OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES, in which the actor struts his stuff in the area of satirical characterization as a utterly pompous idiot trying to replicate a James Bond type of sophisticated action hero.
Bérénice Bejo (above), plus some crack French supporting actors in the smaller roles. So successful was this film, that it spawned another one -- the less good OSS 117: Lost in Rio -- and that, I think, capped off what many expected to be a franchise à la the continuing Bond films.
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