OSS 117 se déchaîne (1963)

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OSS 117 se déchaîne (1963). 1h 50m

“1962 was historical for spy thriller:James Bond had happened!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAndré Hunebelle,who was a u0026quot;swashbuckleru0026quot; specialist(u0026quot;le bossuu0026quot;,u0026quot;le miracle des loupsu0026quot;,u0026quot;le capitanu0026quot; etc)realized -and he was one of the first!- that the wind had shifted.Now the knight would become a secret agent,and he u0026#39;d swap his sword for a gun,and his horse for a car (and what a car!a u0026quot;dauphineu0026quot; 1960,now a museum piece)So why not Jean Bruceu0026#39;s hero,OSS 117 -Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath-,why not the Corse -an ersatz for Bondu0026#39;s Jamaica-,and two OSS girls -Irina Demick and Nadia Sanders- two good-looking starlets .But there was another problem:using Jean Marais ,his interpret for all the movies I mention above ,and aristocrat to a fault,would have been a mistake.So hire a young American actor,Kerwin Matthews(the seventh voyage of Sindbad,Nathan Juran,1958)and hope for the best.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThatu0026#39;s not exactly the best we get,by a long shot.The story will seem naive even to a four-year old,there are no special effects,but some underwater scenes predate,in their own modest way u0026quot;thunderballu0026quot;! Thereu0026#39;s some humor,and one regrets it was not shot in color,because the côte du0026#39;azur in black and white ,itu0026#39;s a crime.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAndré Hunebelle would carry on with OSS (And Matthews ,then Frederick Stafford),3 movies in all (u0026quot;furia à bahia pour OSS 117u0026quot; u0026quot;banco à Bagkok pour OSS 117u0026quot; ),both shot in color,with bigger budgets and for u0026quot;furiau0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ea true star Mylène Demongeot as the OSS girl) .The three movies are naivete itself but they are pleasant to watch if youu0026#39;re interested in the evolution of the spy film genre.”


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