“I like good lines from movies.”
OSS 117 returns tonight on television: Cairo Nest of spies will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on M6, followed by a documentary on Jean Dujardin. What to wait until the release of the third part, Red alert in Black Africa, Wednesday August 4. Still written by Jean-François Halin (like the first two), this sequel is also worn by the actor of Brice de Nice, but is no longer directed by Michel Hazanavicius, who has given way to Nicolas Bedos.
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A look back at the cult replicas of the first two comedies that follow the spy Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, this “hero” misogynist, chauvinist and paternalistic who says whatever comes to mind, even if it means making a fool of himself. If a good part of the jokes are visual (hats off to director Michel Hazanavicius, moreover, who parodies James bond and Alfred Hitchcock’s classics brilliantly), the dialogue is also crisp.
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Hubert likes to do stuff
“I like to butter my rusk.” “I like to fight.” “I like it when I get smeared with oil.” “I love the white sound of water…” As a child, the hero ofOSS comments live on what he’s doing and the repeat effect is absolutely tasty.
His reflections on his best mate during flashbacks are also very childish, and that’s part of what makes him endearing despite all his faults: “23-0! It’s the pickaxe, Jack. You can’t play, Jack! You’re bad.”
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Hubert loves women
In his way ! The spy multiplies the blunders with his colleagues with a natural that leaves speechless. And which above all gives rise to unforgettable dialogues. Example during this scene shared with Berenice Bejo :
“- I could never refuse anything to a brunette with brown eyes.
– What if I were blonde with blue eyes?
– It would not change anything you are my type of woman, Larmina.
– What if I was a dwarf and myopic?
– Well, I won’t let you drive. It does not make sense.”
Or this exchange with Princess Al Tarouk, played by Aure Atika :
“- Before leaving you dirty spy, make love to me!
– No. I do not think so, no.
– Why ?
– Don’t want … “
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Hubert loves his job
You only have to see him violate the agent unable to respond to the secret message : “How is your blanquette?” Where “load / unload” his weapon, which has the result of exciting the princess. The spy takes his job seriously. So seriously, that it becomes funny, because he is totally out of step with his interlocutors.
Hubert loves his country
“This is our Raïs to us: it is Mr. René Coty. A great man. He will mark history. He loves the Cochinchinese, the Malagasy, the Moroccans, the Senegalese… he is therefore your friend. He will be your lucky charm. ” A traveling and exaggerated cliché of the Frenchman of the 1950s, Hubert speaks of his nation like no one else. Another very “made in France” :
It is also his habits as a Frenchman, which he never questions during his missions, which make it so difficult for him to integrate abroad. In Cairo, in particular, he “silence the Muezzin”, because he had the misfortune to call for prayer early in the morning, resulting in a hilarious misunderstanding with his partner.
“– I was woken up by a man screaming death from the top of this tower! I had to silence him.
– What ?! You silenced the Muezzin!
– Ah! So that was all the noise. “
Hubert loves clichés
“- The idea is that we work together as equals. (Dolorès Koulechov played by Louise Monot)
– We’ll talk about it again when we have to carry something heavy. “
Or : “You are not only a coward but also a traitor as your small size would suggest! “
Throughout the two films, Hubert multiplies the clichés on women, politics, religion … Without thinking that his words could hurt his interlocutors, he is crazy. In 2016, beforeOSS 117 3 is officially launched, Jean Dujardin was worried that this type of humor was not “more conducive to the time we are going through”. Screenwriter Jean-François Halin had then defended his lines with intelligence : ” I believe that the first two OSS 117 contained within them the antidote to the remarks made by the hero: through the female characters and thanks to the realization of Michel Hazanavicius with the reactions, the times of embarrassment, the silences. ‘ ‘
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But Hubert doesn’t like the Nazis
Among Hubert’s many preconceptions, there are his theories on the Nazis, which offer the films several cult passages:
“– Not all Germans are Nazis, sir!
– Yes, I know that theory, yes. “
Then : “Do you have a friend of former Nazis? A club? An association, perhaps?”
And of course the indignation of his enemy Colonel Gerhard Moeller (Richard sammel):
“It’s funny, it’s always the Nazis who have the wrong role. It’s 1955, Herr Bramard, can we have a second chance? Thank you.”
Hubert loves history and politics
Hubert likes it as he likes women: by not understanding anything. You only have to watch him remember the alliances during World War II:
“- Wait, which are the Chinese who were allied with the Nazis?
– The Japaneses ?
– The Japanese, that’s it. My mistake. I had an embryo of a track, but no. If we’re dealing with Chinese from China, it doesn’t work anymore. “
Or upset his Egyptian interlocutor by giving him his point of view on the development of the country. “Development, modernity … if it weren’t for the Westerners! It’s 1955, guys, you have to wake up. It would be about growing up.”
Or finally to make funny reproaches to the princess:
“- You are very rude for a woman whose uncle is pharaoh.
– Uncle, is king! The pharaohs ruled 4000 years ago.
– … I know that, eh. “
Hubert likes to sing
We end in music with the cult scene where Dujardin performs “Bambino” in Arabic :
The final word ? “Let’s get out of here, the music is deafening!”
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