Spies on Screen
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
Wednesday, August 13
He's got everything but a clue.
It's 1955 and Franco-Egyptian relations are tense, the situation calls for a top level operative. Enter France's answer to James Bond: Secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, codename OSS 117. Sent to Cairo to investigate the death of his close friend and fellow agent, dashing Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin stars as the comic spy who succeeds in spite of himself. From his vantage point in Egypt where he is undercover as the head of a poultry firm, OSS 117 closely watches the Suez Canal, keeps tabs on Cold War superpowers, and pursues peace in the Middle East. This spy spoof send up of neo-colonialism and Western covert action in the Middle East takes full advantage of retro-chic. The fun award-winning film was a box-office hit in France. Along with the evening's screening, enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda almost as bubbly as Agent 117 himself!
Cosponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington.
Members of the Inner Circle: $8*
*includes screening, soda, and popcorn