The city of Cairo, Egypt, in 1955 is a veritable den of spies. Everyone distrusts everyone, everyone plots against everyone: the British, the French, the Soviets, the family of the deposed King Farouk struggling to regain his throne, and the Eagles of Cheops, a religious sect thirsting for power.
The President of France, René Coty, dispatches his master weapon to bring order to this bedlam before all hell breaks loose. Its name: Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, alias Agent OSS 117.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
OSS 117 on BBC4
The French comedy-spy thriller, OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies is to be shown on BBC4 on Saturday night at 9pm and will be repeated on Tuesday at 11.30pm: