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The Assassination (1972)

PG
120 min | Thriller

Sadiel, rebel leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat posed by Sadiel, the ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French security services to help in capturing the ...See moreSadiel, rebel leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat posed by Sadiel, the ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French security services to help in capturing the political activist. A police informer, Darien, is forced to lure Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to make a television coverage about the Third World. Arriving in Paris, Sadiel is captured and delivered to his opponents. Disgusted by the way he has been manipulated, Darien tries to turn back the clock, unknowing who he's dealing with. Written by Anonymous See less
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Ben Barzman (original scenario) | Basilio Franchina (original scenario) | Jorge Semprún (adaptation and dialogue)
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Updated Oct 4, 1972

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Nov 14, 1973 (United States)

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Jean-Louis Trintignant
François Darien - un intellectuel instable François Darien - un intellectuel instable   See fewer
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Michel Piccoli
Le colonel kassar - le ministre de l'intérieur d'un pays du maghreb Le colonel kassar - le ministre de l'intérieur d'un pays du maghreb   See fewer
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Jean Seberg
Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste   See fewer
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Gian Maria Volontè
Sadiel - un leader progresste maghrebin Sadiel - un leader progresste maghrebin   See fewer
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Michel Bouquet
Maïtre Lempereur - un avocat corrompu Maïtre Lempereur - un avocat corrompu   See fewer
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Bruno Cremer
Maître Michel Vigneau - l'avocat de Sadiel Maître Michel Vigneau - l'avocat de Sadiel   See fewer
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Daniel Ivernel
Antoine Acconetti - un truand Antoine Acconetti - un truand   See fewer
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Philippe Noiret
Pierre Garcin - le responsable de l'information à l'ORTF Pierre Garcin - le responsable de l'information à l'ORTF   See fewer
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François Périer
Le commissaire René Rouannat - un flic honnête Le commissaire René Rouannat - un flic honnête   See fewer
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Roy Scheider
Michael Howard - uncorrespondant de la TV américaine Michael Howard - uncorrespondant de la TV américaine   See fewer
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Jacques François
Lestienne - le chef des services secrets français Lestienne - le chef des services secrets français   See fewer
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Jean Bouise
Un policier français haut placé qui couvre l'affaire Un policier français haut placé qui couvre l'affaire   See fewer
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Denis Manuel
Azam - un étudiant maghrebin Azam - un étudiant maghrebin   See fewer
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Marc Mazza
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Nigel Davenport
un responsable de la CIA un responsable de la CIA   See fewer
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Georges Staquet
L'officier de police Fleury L'officier de police Fleury   See fewer
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Pierre Santini
L'inspecteur de police melun L'inspecteur de police melun   See fewer
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Claudine Berg
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Aude Loring
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Hari Vilas Das
Hare Krishna (uncredited) Hare Krishna (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jai Balaram Das
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Prabhava Vigraha Das
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Swati Devi Dasi
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Harvey Feigenbaum
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Joaquim
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Lionel Vitrant
L'automobiliste accidenté (uncredited) L'automobiliste accidenté (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 408 votes