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Cannes Film Festival 2021: “OSS 117” screened in the last screening, after the winners

Jean Dujardin, Nicolas Bedos and Pierre Niney to say goodbye to each other: the Cannes Film Festival will screen in “last screening”, after the awards on July 17, the 3rd part of the parody spy comedy “OSS 117: Red alert in Africa black”.

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“The Festival is pleased to announce today its ‘Last session’ 2021: OSS 117, Red alert in black Africa, directed by Nicolas Bedos, who will end the 74th edition in celebration, on Saturday July 17 in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, during the awards evening “, he announced Friday, June 25 in a press release.

This third part of the adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, alias OSS 117, interpreted by Jean Dujardin, with Fatou N’Diaye, Pierre Niney, is directed by Nicolas Bedos from a screenplay by Jean-François Halin. The previous two, OSS 117: Cairo, nest of spies (2006) and OSS 117: Rio no longer responds (2009) were produced by Michel Hazanavicius.

Nicolas Bedos, 42, presented his film in Cannes in 2019 The good times (out of competition), with Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet and Doria Tillier, the Festival’s mistress of ceremony this year. In 2019 it was the movie Out of standards, directed by the French duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, which closed the official selection.

“By renaming the ‘Last session’ the closing film, the Festival de Cannes wishes to reconnect with its tradition of the ultimate big projection, like the big evenings where were screened AND the alien by Steven Spielberg (in the old Palace, in 1982) or Thelma and Louise by Ridley Scott “ (in the new, in 1991), details the press release. The Festival is to be held from July 6 to 17, 2021.

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