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is a political thriller based largely on a true story (the Ben Barka affair), which recounts how the French government and the American CIA connived to have a socialist in exile murdered before he could return to his homeland and start a revolution. Darien, a French journalist (Jean-Louis Tritignant), lures his friend Sadiel (Gian Maria Volonte) from his safe refuge in Geneva to appear on an American-made TV show. In doing so he is, perhaps unwittingly, setting him up for murder. Captured at the border by the French police, Sadiel is given over to a mysterious general from another country who tortures him to try to find out who his supporters are. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Michel Piccoli
as Kassar
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Darien
Jean Seberg
as Edith
Gian Maria Volontè
as Sadiel
Bruno Cremer
as Bourdier
Daniel Ivernel
as Acconeti
Roy Scheider
as Howard
Philippe Noiret
as Garcin
François Perier
as Rouannet
Michel Bouquet
as Lempereur
Karin Schubert
as Sabin
Roy Scheider
as Howard
Daniel Ivernel
as Acconeti
Karin Schubert
as Sabin
Bruno Cremer
as Bourdier
Michel Bouquet
as Lempereur
François Perier
as Rouannet
Philippe Noiret
as Garcin

Crew

Yves Boisset
Director
Jorge Semprun
Screenwriter
Ben Barzman
Screenwriter
Basilio Franchina
Screenwriter
Ricardo Aronovich
Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Jurgenson
Editor
Pierre Nourry
Costume Designer
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