La Ruse: discover the story behind this spy film like no other

Critic Philippe Royer and historian Fabrice d’Almeida analyze the new spy film with Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen.

1943: Europe bends under the Nazi yoke, while the German armies break their teeth on the Russian front. The Allies want to open a “second front” in the Mediterranean, but how to make Hitler and his clique believe that the decisive attack will not take place in Sicily? By setting up a fake invasion plan in Greece, with reinforced concrete credibility… It is this Machiavellian trick that tells Cunningin cinemas on April 27: a spy film like no other, where everything is played out between the private salons and the hushed offices of British espionage, with Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen into eloquent and tormented spymasters. On the occasion of the release of the film, two very special agents tell us the story behind Cunning : the journalist and critic Philippe Rouyer (Positive), and the historian Fabrice d’Almeida, vice-president of the University of Paris-II Panthéon-Assas and specialist in propaganda. They explain to us the passion of cinema for the figure of Churchill, the place of La Ruse in spy cinema and why the film gives us a good lesson in politics.

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