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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

    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.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Foreign production company :

    Rhein Main Film

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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