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I... comme Icare (1979)

Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.

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Le procureur Henri Volney
Michel Albertini ...
Luigi Lacosta
Roland Amstutz ...
Pierre Gregory
Jean-Pierre Bagot ...
Michaël Mix
Georges Beller ...
Sam Kido
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Robert Sanio, l'homme à la caméra
Edmond Bernard ...
Le présentateur TV
Françoise Bette ...
Jane Bellony
Roland Blanche ...
Garcia Santos
Benoît Brione ...
Le reporter au bobino (as Benoist Brione)
Jacques Brylant ...
Nicolas Rosenko (as Jacques Bryland)
Gabriel Cattand ...
Le président Marc Jarry
Nanette Corey
Jacques Denis ...
Despaul, le cobaye
Erick Desmarestz ...
Bob Dagan
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After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members of the investigation committee refuses to sign the final report and is given the task of investigating once more. In the course of his search he finds evidence that casts serious doubt on the committee's "lone-gunman" theory... A very bold film that basically told the "JFK" story thinly disguised as having taken place not in the US. Written by B. v. Weymarn <se6y047@public.uni-hamburg.de>

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19 December 1979 (France)  »

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'I' als in Icaros  »

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The lab scenes describing "obedience to authority" experiments are based on real-life research conducted by famous psychologist Stanley Milgram in 1963 at Yale University. See more »

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When Procureur Henry Volney examines Nicolas Rosenko's book on Daslow it is very easy to see that each page of the book are identical. See more »

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The President was JFK
17 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

of course, even though we are talking about a French movie here. It should quite obvious to anyone who saw the movie that the Dallas shooting at JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald are the starting point of the story.

One of the judges in charge of the inquiry (Yves Montand) decides he does not agree with the conclusions of the committee he is a member of. Then trouble begins...

One of Verneuil's best movies, if you ask me. The other ones would be "Le corps de mon ennemi" and "Peur sur la ville." (Belmondo rules, and so does Marie-France Pisier!).


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