… when I used to only listen to these songs, and had never watched either. The first one turned out to be nothing like what I had imagined, but the second one was exactly as I thought it would be.
That’s from the the French comedy OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus. It’s set in the late 1960s. Agent 117 – a French super spy (double one — got it?) – sent to Brazil to track down a en escaped Nazi who has a microfilm of French collaborators and Nazi sympathisers. Our hero successfully concludes the mission, only to find that his boss — the head of the French secret service — is named in the list. The spy chief says something about ‘the war being a difficult, confusing time’ and ‘the need to move forward without opening past wounds’ and appeals to French nationalism, before pinning a medal on the Agent 117.