OSS 117 Takes a Vacation

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OSS 117 Takes a Vacation
Original film poster without the leading man shown or mentioned
Directed by Pierre Kalfon
Produced by Georges Chappedelaine
Pierre Kalfon
Walter Hugo Khouri
William Khouri
Screenplay by Josette Bruce
Pierre Kalfon
Pierre Phillipe (dialogue)
Starring Luc Merenda
Music by André Borly
Rogerio Duprat
Cinematography Étienne Becker
Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
  • 4 February 1970 (1970-02-04)
Running time
92 minutes
Country France
Language French

OSS 117 takes a vacation/Hot Holidays for OSS 117/OSS 117 prend des vacances is a French/Brazilian international co-production 1970 spy film directed by Pierre Kalfon who also co-wrote and co-produced the film. It starred Luc Merenda, Edwige Feuillère and Elsa Martinelli.[1] The film is one of the OSS 117 series of films, and was based on the 1968 novel Vacances Pour OSS 117 by Josette Bruce the widow of Jean Bruce who also co-wrote the film. The film was shot in Guarujá.


OSS 117 goes on holiday to Brazil, but is called into action when he finds himself being stalked by a double.


The film was the result of an agreement between Pierre Kalfon and Walter Hugo Khouri. Kalfon directed and Khouri produced the OSS 117 film whilst Khouri directed and Kalfron produced Khouri's The Palace of Angels that also featured Luc Merenda, Norma Bengell and Geneviève Grad.

Male model Luc Merenda made his debut in the film, at which time he was originally signed for five films, but he never returned to the role.[2]



  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/305417
  2. ^ p. 302 Curti, Roberto Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 McFarland, 22 Oct 2013

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