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Escape to Nowhere (1973)
"Le silencieux" (original title)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  4 August 1974 (USA)
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Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anton Haliakov / Clément Tibère
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Chief of M.I.5
Suzanne Flon ...
Jeanne
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Chief of M.I.5's assistant
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Maria Menela
Pierre-Michel Le Conte ...
Boris Korodine
Annie Dejean-Jodry
Bernard Dhéran ...
M.Chat
Pierre Zimmer ...
Le nouveau mari de Maria
Roger Crouzet ...
Un agent de la D.S.T.
Lucienne Legrand ...
La libraire
Pierre Collet ...
Le garagiste
André Falcon ...
Le commissaire de police
Jerry Brouer
Richard Saint-Bris
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Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and to change identity? And why are the British secret services interested in him? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Edouard Molinaro was first considered to direct this film. See more »

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How Soon Hello Becomes Goodbye
Sung by Jenny Darren
Decca Records (1973)
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Days of the iron curtain.
12 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is probably Claude Pinoteau's most interesting work,even if he is known in his native France for his abysmal "la boum" which made Sophie Marceau a star.

A French scientist ,who was forced to work for the Russians is arrested in England and they ask him to denounce English spies working for the KGB.He knows when he is released that his days are numbered.Lino Ventura gives a restrained effective performance and he gets good support from Suzanne Flon whose part is quite credible .On the other hand ,Lea Massari 's character is almost completely pointless.

Pinoteau was strongly influenced by Hitchcock whose "torn curtain" and above all "the man who knew too much (1956) come to mind.The last sequence ( the concert) directly comes from the latter.

Like in all the good spy thrillers (Ritt's "the man who came from the cold" or Clouzot's "les espions" ) the villains are everywhere,not only in Russia.


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