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... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young journalist stumbles across something much more sinister than a simple suicide in the death of a politician - the death seems to be an assassination contrived by an American ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Michel Auclair, Caroline Cellier
Garde à vue (1981)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider
Certificate: GP Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Lino Ventura, Françoise Fabian, Charles Gérard
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Commissaire Letellier and Inspector Moissac are tracking Minos, a serial killer whose victims are women.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner, Adalberto Maria Merli
L'emmerdeur (1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Caroline Cellier
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Curd Jürgens, Marianne Koch, Viktor de Kowa
The Old Gun (1975)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Romy Schneider, Jean Bouise
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

One early morning deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Stéphane Audran
Dong kai ji (1975)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based on one of China's enduring epic novels, written in the 14th century, "All Men Are Brothers" continues the patriotic story of righteous warriors battling despotic leaders, featuring ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Wu Ma
Stars: Wai-Man Chan, Yang Chang, Chuan Chen
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jean-Claude Brialy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Le procureur Henri Volney
Michel Albertini ...
Luigi Lacosta
Roland Amstutz ...
Pierre Gregory
Jean-Pierre Bagot ...
Michaël Mix
Georges Beller ...
Sam Kido
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 December 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

'I' als in Icaros  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Karl Eric Daslow (Didier Sauvegrain) is the prime suspect of the assassination of President Marc Jarry (Gabriel Cattand). Daslow is an anagram of Oswald. Lee Harvey Oswald is suspected to have killed John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
one of the greatest conspirological thrillers of all time
24 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Henri Verneuil's film may be not so famous as Parallax View, 3 Days of the Condor or JFK but it is certainly not worse and sometimes even better than these classic representatives of the genre. Action takes place in fictional western state where fictional president has been killed. After several years of investigation, special government commission decides that president was killed by a lone gunman. But one man - prosecutor Volney, played by Yves Montand - thinks there's something more to be investigated and so the film starts. This movie doesn't deal with some exact theories, but it embraces the whole structure of relationship between government and society in today's world. Such film could be made only in the 1970-ies but it will never lose it's actuality. Furthermore, it's even a bit frightful how precise are it's oracles. 10 out of 10.


25 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?