La Cinémathèque française | Exhibition

Top secret

from 21 October 2022 to 21 May 2023

51 rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement

11Le visuel propose une vue de deux agents secrets dont le rôle d'OSS 117 joué par Jean Dujardin, dans un cercle rouge sur fond noir, type James Bond de Ian Fleming


The exhibition Top Secret explores the theme of espionnage in cinema. Presented at the Cinémathèque from 21 October 2022 to 21 May 2023, it focuses on films and actors  who have played a spy role, whether fictional or historical, representing characters ranging from    Mata Hari to James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Edward Snowden.

The plots in the films set against a backdrop of war or tension between countries resonate with the history of a century. The exhibition displays unusual gadgets,costumes, archives and works of art that illustrate this film genre and also seeks to deconstruct a 'sexist' representation of the figure of the female spy by highlighting their strategic contribution.

Tel. 01 71 19 33 33


All public

Prices and times

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday noon - 7pm. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. On special days, from 10am to 6pm (10 Nov. and 8 Dec. 2022, 12 Jan., 9 Feb., 9 March, 13 Apr. and 11 May 2023). Free evening events for under 26s on the second Thursday of the month until 9pm, on registration

From 6 to 12 euros

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Chèque Vacances

La Cinémathèque française

Housed in a resolutely modern building designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Cinémathèque Française is entirely devoted to cinema. It continues to convey a passion for cinema through its many resources and activities, notably the Musée Méliès, exhibitions, screenings, meetings and talks, library, and a bookshop. Georges Méliès is known throughout the world as one of the first great cinema geniuses. Matin Scorsese pays a touching tribute to him with his film 'Hugo', and the image of the rocket in the eye of the Man in the Moon is now engraved on everyone's memory. The museum invites visitors to explore the life and work of this extraordinary character, and to embark on a magical journey through the history of cinema, where magic, wonder and science fiction combine, from the first films with special effects to more recent ones.

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La Cinémathèque française

51 rue de Bercy
75012 Paris

  • Subway - Bercy
  • RER - Gare de Lyon
  • SNCF - Gare de Paris - Bercy - Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne
  • Bus - 24, 64, 71, 77, 87, 215
  • By car: A4, exit Pont de Bercy Vélib' station nearby.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Reduced rates for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Motor disability:
- The Cinémathèque is accessible to wheelchair users. The movie theatres have reserved spaces.
Visual impairment:
- Sound signals.
- Floor guidance strips.
- Tactile maps.
- Multi-sensory terminals.
- Audio guides with contrasted keypads available at the entrance to the museum.
Hearing impairment:
- Guided tours of temporary exhibitions in French Sign Language
- On the Cinémathèque website, each film projection mentions the version of the film shown (subtitled films, silent films).
- On the 1st Friday of each month at 8.30pm there is a film screening with subtitles.
- The Henri Langlois film projection room is equipped with a magnetic loop.
- Guided tours of the museum in French Sign Language are organized.
- In addition to foreign films with subtitles, the video library offers films with special subtitles for deaf people, and for people with hearing impairments.
- It also has DVDs with audio-description.
Contact: / +33 (0)1 71 19 33 33 (from 12 noon to 7pm, every day except Tuesday).

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