The French Conspiracy (1972)

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TitleThe French Conspiracy
Original TitleThe Assassination
Year1972
CountryFrance, Germany, Italy
GenreThriller (Movies)
Run Time2h 00 min
Director

The Assassination (French: L’Attentat, released in the US as The French Conspiracy) is a 1972 French-Italian political thriller film directed by Yves Boisset, inspired by the assassination of Mehdi Ben Barka in Paris. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.

The African opposition politician Sadiel lives in exile in Geneva. To take him out for good, the dictator Kassar pacts with the CIA and the French secret service. Finally, the French journalist Darien is blackmailed to ask Sadiel from his exile in Switzerland for an interview in Paris. The reporter, who understands the game after a while, cannot prevent the assassination of the politician in the end. Afterwards, an American friend of the politician kills another confidant on behalf of the CIA.

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Cast:

Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Trintignant
François Darien
Michel Piccoli Michel Piccoli
Kassar The Colonel
Jean Seberg Jean Seberg
Edith Lemoine
Michel Bouquet Michel Bouquet
Maïtre Lempereur
Bruno Cremer Bruno Cremer
Master Michel Vigneau
Daniel Ivernel Daniel Ivernel
Antoine Acconetti
Philippe Noiret Philippe Noiret
Pierre Garcin
François Périer François Périer
Commissioner Rene Rouannat
Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
Michael Howard
Jacques François Jacques François
Jacques François
Jean Bouise Jean Bouise
French officer who covers the case
Karin Schubert Karin Schubert
Karin Schubert

The Assassination (French: L’Attentat, released in the US as The French Conspiracy) is a 1972 French-Italian political thriller film directed by Yves Boisset, inspired by the assassination of Mehdi Ben Barka in Paris. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.

The African opposition politician Sadiel lives in exile in Geneva. To take him out for good, the dictator Kassar pacts with the CIA and the French secret service. Finally, the French journalist Darien is blackmailed to ask Sadiel from his exile in Switzerland for an interview in Paris. The reporter, who understands the game after a while, cannot prevent the assassination of the politician in the end. Afterwards, an American friend of the politician kills another confidant on behalf of the CIA.

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