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Escape to Nowhere (1973)

Le silencieux (original title)
PG | | Drama, Thriller | 4 August 1974 (USA)
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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Anton Haliakov / Clément Tibère
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Chief of M.I.5
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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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Escape to Nowhere  »

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

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Concerto pour violon, BMW 1042
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Hunted by the KGB, Lino Ventura flees from place to place
5 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "The Silent One", Lino Ventura is a French scientist who was kidnapped by the Russians 16 years earlier. On a trip to London, British intelligence snatches him in order to get the names of its own security leaks. They set him free but the KGB is soon hot on his heels.

The picture is a non-stop thriller as the KGB rapidly finds him no matter where he goes, but there is escape after escape. He makes his way to France quite early on where most of the action occurs.

This picture is on the long side. I think it will hold up on repeated viewings, but it's slightly out of tune and seems in places to miss the mark of really engaging suspense. One music sequence is too obviously derivative of Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much". However, it will stand up overall because the director made an effort to do most things his own way.

Lino Ventura makes this movie well worthwhile. He's terrific as usual.


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