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The Assassination

1972
2h
Thriller
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Cast

Jean-Louis Trintignant (François Darien - un intellectuel instable)Michel Piccoli (Le colonel Kassar - le ministre de l'intérieur d'un pays du maghreb)Jean Seberg (Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste)Gian Maria Volontè (Sadiel - un leader progressiste maghrebin)Michel Bouquet (Maître Lempereur - un avocat corrompu)Bruno Cremer (Maître Michel Vigneau - l'avocat de Sadiel)Daniel Ivernel (Antoine Acconetti - un truand)Philippe Noiret (Pierre Garcin - le responsable de l'information à l'ORTF)François Périer (Le commissaire René Rouannet - un flic honnête)Roy Scheider (Michael Howard - uncorrespondant de la TV américaine)Jacques François (Lestienne - le chef des services secrets français)Jean Bouise (Un policier français haut placé qui couvre l'affaire)Denis Manuel (Azam - un étudiant maghrebin)Marc Mazza (Le capitaine Lardy)Jacques Richard (Un homme de main d'Acconetti)Karin Schubert (Sabine)Nigel Davenport (Un responsable de la CIA)Karl-Otto Alberty (Le tueur)

Director

Yves Boisset

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Synopsis

Sadiel, a Leftist leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat Sadiel poses, ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French security services for help to capture the political activist. Darien, a police informer, is forced to lure Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to make a television piece about the newly independent Western colonies. When Sadiel gets to Paris, he is captured and delivered to his opponents. Disgusted by the way he has been manipulated, Darien tries to turn back the clock, but he doesn't know with whom he's dealing. Loosely based on the true story of Mehdi Ben Barka.

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