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OSS 117: Good Kisses From Africa, Things Are Running Out In Part Three

OSS 117: Good Kisses From Africa, Things Are Running Out In Part Three

fans From OSS 117, rest assured: in the third installment of his cinematic adventures, Good Kisses from Africa, Secret Agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Paz is racist, misogynist and homophobic than ever. Is it still funny? This is where it gets complicated.

The idea of ​​reconnecting with OSS 117, after more than a decade of its hilarious missions to Cairo and Rio, was enticing. After all, we never get tired of our big screen heroes, as silly as they are sometimes.

If Jean Dujardin wears OSS 117 again, new members will be appointed to the team, starting with Nicolas Bedos (good times), who took over the position after the withdrawal of the director of the first two films, Michel Hazanavicius.

Also at his side is the actor Pierre Nene who is here OSS 1001 agent, a spy in research Younger androgynous, more active, and even more efficient than 117.

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Hubert as he grows up. Despite the opening scene where he defeats his enemies and escapes in a James Bond helicopter, he is overtaken by his new teammate.

In addition, in bed, the peak of misfortune for this licensed macho, he no longer had the stiffness.

Having made a leap in the 1950s and 1960s, we find him in the early 1980s in France where valid fears are like the plague that François Mitterrand’s election would bring the Communists to Paris.

Its mission is to thwart the delivery of weapons orchestrated by the Soviets to bring down a fictitious African head of state.

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Parachute jump to a continent you learned about by reading comics Tintin in the Congo On board, OSS 117, still imbued with itself, still multiplies inappropriate, sexist and racist comments.


Except that the spectator may well know that it is necessary to take everything in the second and even in the third, the majority of the gags fall off. Even Djardin’s funny expressions are not enough to escape dialogues that lack humor.

In addition, the conspiracy by which we clumsily try to denounce political validity, lacks tone and ends quickly, as if we want to move to another call to the Most Holy.

Fortunately, the presence of Niney, whose character disappears all too soon, and Fatou Ndiaye brings significant winds of freshness into secondary roles.

However, if the producers’ desire is to continue this franchise with a fourth part, it will have to be strengthened.

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With Jean Dujardin, Pierre Nene and Fatou Ndiaye