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L'inconnu de Shandigor (1967)

Herbert Von Krantz, a nuclear scientist, has discovered the "Canceler", a device capable of neutralizing any kind of atomic bomb. Concerned to keep his invention secret, he cuts himself off... See full summary »

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Marie-France Boyer ...
Sylvaina / Sylvaine
Ben Carruthers ...
Manual / Manuel
Jacques Dufilho ...
Russian / Schoskatovich
Daniel Emilfork ...
Herbert Von Krantz -le savant
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Le chef des chauves
Jacqueline Danno ...
Esther
Marcel Imhoff ...
Yvan - l'assistant de Von Krantz
Gabriel Arout ...
Signe 1
Pierre Chan
Howard Vernon ...
Yank / Bobby Gun
Marc Fayolle ...
Un espion
Adrien Nicati ...
Un espion
Serge Nicoloff ...
Un espion
Georges Wod ...
Un espion
Eric Brooke
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Herbert Von Krantz, a nuclear scientist, has discovered the "Canceler", a device capable of neutralizing any kind of atomic bomb. Concerned to keep his invention secret, he cuts himself off from the rest of the world in the company of his daughter Sylvaine and his assistant Yvan. But the scientist is sought by the secret services of more than one country, including the USA and the USSR. Among the most virulent of Von Krantz's enemies are "The Bald Heads", who manage to kidnap Sylvaine. As for the Russians,it is Yvan they abduct. The situation is serious... Written by Guy Bellinger

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17 July 1968 (France)  »

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The Unknown Man of Shandigor  »

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Eve of destruction
24 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is not for all tastes .Most of the viewers might mistake it for a spy thriller which it is in a way.The movie begins with the well known picture of the big mushroom and it deals with the peril of the atomic war .The cast and credits are as good as those of a James Bond movie but in a diametrically opposite style.The narrative style is even more bizarre and may put off a lot of viewers .Daniel Emilfork ,who plays the (mad?) scientist ,is the most sinister-looking actor of the whole French cinema ;he could have been our Bela Lugosi,our Boris Karloff ,had he been given decent parts.Add Jacques Dufilho and Serge Gainsbourg who are not exactly what you call hunks.This is a curio.It may be your up of tea.I must admit it's not mine.


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