Newcomer to the saga, where he plays Agent 1001 against Jean Dujardin, Pierre Niney evokes this new “OSS 117”, as well as his relationship to the franchise and to comedy in general.
He is not a beginner in French cinema. But the new guy in the OSS 117 saga is him: Pierre Niney arrives in front of Jean Dujardin for a clash of generations in black Africa, between the French spy and his young apprentice, Agent 1001.
From his love of the OSS 117 saga to the comic melody that we hear in each of the episodes, including his models in the field, Pierre Niney comes back with us on his approach to comedy. A genre that he admits to being crazy about, but that he judges as an understatement.
Interview by Maximilien Pierrette in Paris on May 12, 2021 – Editing: Constance Mathews
Pierre Niney is illustrated in “OSS 117 – Red alert in black Africa” since August 4 at the cinema: