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The Library of Congress is offering Up to His Ears as a Bastille Day salute, and the 1965 film was indeed directed by one quintessential Frenchman, Philippe de Broca, from a comic novel by another one, Jules Verne. Don’t expect many views of the customary Parisian landmarks, though. The plot—borrowed 33 years later for Bulworth—sends a despairing French millionaire (Jean-Paul Belmondo) on a round-the-world yacht cruise while waiting to be killed by the assassin he’s hired to end his joyless existence. In Hong Kong, the plutocrat meets an engaging stripper (Ursula Andress, no less) and decides he no longer wants to die. Calling off the hit, however, turns out to be a hectic undertaking. The film screens at 7 p.m. at the Library of Congress’ Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. For reservations call (202) 707-5677. (Mark Jenkins)