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The French Conspiracy

The French Conspiracy

A Feature film by Yves Boisset

Produced by Transinter Films, AMLF

Release in France : 11/10/1972

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Actors (37)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Transinter Films, AMLF

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Foreign production companies :

Sancrosiap, Terzafilm Produzione Indipendente, Corona filmproduktion

French distribution :

Cinema International Corporation (CIC)

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TV broadcasts: details by country


L'Attentat 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.

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Full credits (19)

Assistant directors :

Claude Othnin-Girard, Thierry Chabert

Dialogue Writer :

Jorge Semprun

Voice :

Marcel Bozzuffi

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Laureux

Camera Operator :

Jacques Assuerus

Editor :

Albert Jurgenson

Production Designer :

Marc Desages

Stunt performer :

Rémy Julienne

Sound Mixer :

Jean Nény

Location Manager :

René Fargeas

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jorge Semprun

Screenwriters :

Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina

Director of Photography :

Ricardo Aronovich

Assistant Operator :

François About

Production Manager :

Jean-Pierre Spiri-mercanton

Continuity supervisor :

Claudine Taulère

Music Composer :

Ennio Morricone

Costume designer :

Pierre Nourry

Still Photographer :

Jean Kerby

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Feature film

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Thriller, Drama

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Coproducer countries :

Germany, Italy, France

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Majority French (Germany, Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 58 min

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