1981. Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117, is back. He has aged, but he is still just as pretentious. For this new delicate, perilous and torrid mission, he has to team up with his young colleague, the promising OSS 1001 played by Pierre Niney.
When Michel Hazanavicius signed off on his part in the adventure, after directing the first two parts in the series, Cairo, Nest of Spies (Le Caire, nid d'espions) (2006) and Lost in Rio (Rio ne répond plus) (2009), Nicolas Bedos took up the challenge of extending the saga, in spite of some apprehensions. It is an aesthetic wager for the director, who was able to bring in some of the original cast members: Jean-François Halin, the subtle scriptwriter of all three parts, as well as Charlotte David, costume designer since the very beginnings of this stylized saga.