Films on the Green: "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies"
Friday, June 1, 2012
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks announce the return of their popular free outdoor series of French screenings. For the fifth consecutive year, Films on the Green will present French films in New York City parks in June and July, as well as a special screening at Columbia University in September.
This year, the Festival begins with the film "OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES | OSS 117, LE CAIRE NID D’ESPIONS", Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, 2006, France, Comedy Adventure, in French with English Subtitles, Not rated, 99m
Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Aure Atika, Philippe Lefebvre, Constantin Alexandrov, Saïd Amadis, Claude Brosset
Based on OSS 117, a series of novels by Jean Bruce, Fleuve Noir, 1949-1963, France.
In 1955, following the death of agent OSS 283, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, agent OSS 117, is sent to Cairo to investigate and
“secure the Middle East.” The deposed King Farouk wants to reclaim his throne while a group of religious fanatics called the
“Eagles of Kheops” are on the verge of a holy war. Then, a Soviet ship loaded with weapons mysteriously disappears...
Awards: 2006 Seattle International Film Festival – Audience Award
“This inspired piece of silliness boasts gorgeous period design, deftly tweaks French colonial smugness and, in Jean Dujardin’s
self-mocking playfulness as Agent 117, offers a charging comic turn, closer in spirit to Cary Grant than Mike Myers.” –Vogue