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The Defector

The Defector

A Feature film by Raoul Levy

Produced by Productions et Éditions Cinématographiques Françaises (PECF)

Release in France : 09/11/1966

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Actors (12)

Production and distribution (3)

Foreign production company :

Rhein Main Film

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

Professor James Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams (Roddy McDowall) to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques collector where he encounters an East German secret agent named Peter Heinzmann (German actor Hardy Kruger), who is also a fellow physicist. Heinzmann is aware of Bower's meeting with Adams and his intention to steal the microfilm, however their mutual respect for one another's tactics complicate the proceedings.

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Raoul Levy

Author of original work :

Paul Thomas

Sound Recordist :

Joseph De Bretagne

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Raoul Levy

Director of Photography :

Raoul Coutard

Editors :

Albert Jurgenson, Roger Dwyre

Music Composer :

Serge Gainsbourg

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Thriller

Themes :

Espionage

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1966

French release :

09/11/1966

Runtime :

1 h 30 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

31527

Visa issue date :

27/10/1966

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Mono