The Bond Foreign Language Title Quiz

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by Matt Singer
November 7, 2012 11:46 AM
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"Octopussy -- a.k.a. Operation Octopus."

In Israel, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" became "Rain of Falafel." "American Pie?" In Japan, it's known as "American Virgin Man." Hollywood films are often (and often hilariously) rebranded with new titles for foreign markets, and the James Bond franchise is no exception. Sometimes these foreign language titles are totally sensible -- "Octopussy" became "Operation Octopus" in Italy, "Quantum of Solace" was sold as "A Grain of Comfort" in Croatia. Sometimes, they are not. 

How well do you know James Bond, and also the frequently bizarre regional quirks of foreign language film retitling? We're about to find out. Using each Bond film's IMDb trivia page, I've assembled this little quiz featuring the foreign language titles of 15 Bond films. Your mission: guess which movie corresponds to which foreign title. You'll find the correct answers at the bottom, or in the links embedded in each film's title. If you get more than (00)7 correct, I'd say you're right on target. Any less, and come come Mr. Bond, surely you can do better than that. Remember: death is not a game -- that's what the French called "The Living Daylights" -- but this definitely is. Have fun and good luck.

The Bond Foreign Language Title Quiz
NAME THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH TITLE OF THE FOLLOWING JAMES BOND MOVIES (TITLE'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN PARENTHESIS):

1. 007: The Secret Agent (Portugal)
2. Death Comes Tomorrow (Poland)
3. 007 and the Empire of Tomorrow (Romania)
4. Calm Down Mr. Bond (The Netherlands)
5. James Bond in Japan (Greece)
6. 007 Seized the Space Station (China)
7. 007 Seized the Snow Mountain Castle (China)
8. Allow to Leave Alone to Die (Poland)

9. The Eye of Fire (French Canadian)
10. Beloved Spy (Sweden)
11. 007: In the Aim of the Assassins (Latin America)
12. Moscow Versus 007 (Portugal)
13. Personal Revenge (Italy)
14. Agent 007: Strict Confidence (Denmark)
15. His Name is Danger (Chile)

ANSWERS: 1. Dr. No, 2. Die Another Day, 3. Tomorrow Never Dies, 4. Thunderball, 5. You Only Live Twice, 6. Moonraker, 7. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 8. Live and Let Die, 9. GoldenEye, 10. The Spy Who Loved Me, 11. A View to a Kill, 12. From Russia With Love, 13. Licence to Kill, 14. For Your Eyes Only, 15. The Living Daylights

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2 Comments

  • Gerardo Valero | November 7, 2012 11:56 AMReply

    Here in Mexico...
    "Thunderball" is "Operation Thunder" and "Octopussy" is "007 vs. the Mortal Girls". Those you state above for "A View to a Kill" and "The Living Daylights" in #11 and #15 are indeed accurate.

  • Jordan Hoffman | November 7, 2012 11:52 AMReply

    I really want to watch Calm Down Mr. Bond.

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