La Totale! (1991)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Comedy, Spy Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Fran├žois (Thierry Lhermitte) has convinced his wife and nearly everyone else that he is a pleasant, downtrodden civil servant who has been immured in a dead-end job. In reality, he is a very competent secret operative for the government. Meanwhile, Helene (Miou-Miou), the mother of his two children, has grown bored with her dull husband and is considering whether or not she should have an affair with an attractively sleazy used-car salesman who has been feeding her his standard seduction line: that he's a secret agent (which, in his case, is a lie). When Fran├žois discovers this, he concocts a plan to teach his wife a lesson, which grows unexpectedly complicated when the two of them stumble across an international arms-smuggling cartel.

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double-life, assumed-identity, government-agent, smuggling, arms [military weapons], espionage, extramarital-affair