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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


    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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    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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    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Thriller, Drama

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    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

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