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Didier Decoin (writer)
Henri Verneuil (writer)
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Release Date:
19 December 1979 (France) See more »
After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members... See more » | Add synopsis »
5 nominations See more »
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Yves Montand ... Le procureur Henri Volney
Michel Albertini ... Luigi Lacosta
Roland Amstutz ... Pierre Gregory
Jean-Pierre Bagot ... Michaël Mix
Georges Beller ... Sam Kido

Maurice Bénichou ... 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
Thierry Dewavrin ... Le rédacteur du journal
Etienne Dirand ... Le médecin de l'hôpital
Henry Djanik ... Nick Farnese (as Henri Djanik)
Michel Dussarat ... Robert Kosheba

Michel Etcheverry ... Frédéric Heiniger, président de la cour de justice
Joséphine Fresson ... Marianne Delila
Jean-François Garreaud ... Vernon Calbert
Jean-Claude Jay ... Le sénateur Albert Philippe

Brigitte Lahaie ... Ursula Hoffmann, la strip-teaseuse
Bernard Larmande
Daniel Léger ... Guillaume Géménos
Jean Lescot ... Franck Bellony
Jean Leuvrais ... Le ministre Robert Picart
Gérard Lorin ... Flavius, l'assistant de Naggara
Marcel Maréchal ... Rivoli, un cobaye
Gérard Moisan ... L'inspecteur au talkie walkie
Louis Navarre ... Maître Keller
Jean Négroni ... Carlos de Palma, l'homme au parapluie
Jean Obé ... Hugues Adler, le chef des services secrets révoqué
Didier Obin-Labastrou ... Serge Levis
Alain Ollivier ... Le directeur du laboratoire Kodak
Paco ... Le régisseur du 'Buffalo'
Robert Party ... Le général Anthony Baryn
Michel Pilorgé ... Le reporter TV
Roger Planchon ... Le professeur David Naggara
Christian Remer ... Charles Polodi
Didier Sauvegrain ... Karl Eric Daslow
Jacques Sereys ... Richard Mallory, chef des services secrets
Georges Staquet ... Le gardien de l'immeuble de l'assassinat
Jacqueline Staup ... Mme Lapierre, la secrétaire d'Heiniger
Georges Trillat ... L'inspecteur au bar 'Manhattan'
Pierre Vernier ... Charly Feruda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilles Détroit ... Un suspect sur les diapos (uncredited)
André Falcon ... Darsell (uncredited)
Michel Raskine ... Ramon Jimenez (uncredited)

Henri Verneuil ... Le technicien régie TV / La voix du présentateur au cabaret (uncredited)

Directed by
Henri Verneuil 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Didier Decoin  writer
Henri Verneuil  writer

Produced by
Henri Verneuil .... producer
Yves Montand .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Jean-Louis Picavet 
Film Editing by
Henri Lanoë 
Casting by
Margot Capelier  (as Marguerite Capelier)
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
Production Management
Ilya Claisse .... unit manager
Alain Domínguez .... assistant unit manager
Claude Parnet .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reynald Lampert .... assistant director
Philippe Lopes-Curval .... assistant director (as Philippe Lopes)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Arburger .... camera operator: second unit
René Chabal .... assistant camera
Dominique Courson .... assistant camera
Charles-Henri Montel .... camera operator
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer
Casting Department
Françoise Combadière .... casting assistant
Other crew
Josselyne Bucciali .... production secretary
Lucile Costa .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I... comme Icare" - France (original title)
"I for Icarus" - Philippines (English title)
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Germany:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
one of the greatest conspirological thrillers of all time, 24 April 2005
Author: rainfall

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.

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