Cinema : OSS 117, Le Caire NID D’Espions (Cairo, Nest of Spies)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/10/2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Alliance Française Auditorium - Free entry - Open to all

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 a French comedy film directed by Michel Hazanavicius (with English Subtitles)

Year: 2006
Duration: 99 minutes

Oss117_3Synopsis
The main plot starts with the disappearances of an OSS agent, Jack Jefferson, and a Soviet cargo ship in Cairo. Agent OSS 117 is sent to investigate the events, since he and agent Jefferson share a history, shown in a short opening sequence and in flashbacks throughout the film. OSS 117 stumbles into a web of international intrigue, that involves the French, the Soviets, the British, separate factions of Egyptians, a goofy Belgian spy and even a splinter group of the Nazis from the beginning.

Throughout the film the main character has two main romantic interests. The first is an Egyptian princess Al Tarouk, who can’t resist the charms of OSS 117. The second is the former assistant of Jack Jefferson, Larmina El Akmar Betouche, who at first shows no interest in the main character – and in fact temporarily becomes a secondary villain due to OSS 117’s continued crass statements about her religion – but warms up to him in the end.