Don't miss the comedy of 2012 Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius' OSS 117 Cairo Nest of Spies that will be screened in Central Park (5th Avenue and 79th Street) on Friday June 1st at dusk (8:30pm) to celebrate the opening of the 5th annual Films on the Green Festival.
It's FREE and shown in French with English Subtitles
OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES | OSS 117, LE CAIRE NID D’ESPIONS
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius (2006)
Not rated | Comedy-Adventure | 99 min
Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Aure Atika, Philippe Lefebvre, Saïd Amadis
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...
“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
DATE: Friday June 1st, 2012
LOCATION: Central Park Cedar Hill - entrance at 79th street and 5th avenue / screening on the lawn
Films on the Green Festival is organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy with the City of New York Parks and Recreation.
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