Assassination Attempt (1981)
"Tegeran-43" (original title)

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Alain Delon and Claude Jade stars in this Soviet movie: Documents reveal in 1980 that the Germans planned to kill the Big Three in Teheran in 1943.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalya Belokhvostikova ...
Marie Louni / Nathalie (as Natacha Belokhvostikova)
Maître Legraine
Igor Kostolevskiy ...
Andre Ilytch
Claude Jade ...
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ...
Max Richard (as Armen Djigarkhanian)
Georges Géret ...
Dennis Pew
Albert Filozov ...
Inspector Georges Roche
Nikolay Grinko ...
Hermolin (as Nicolas Grinko)
Mike Marshall ...
First Terrorist
Gleb Strizhenov ...
Simon (as Glebe Strijenov)
Jess Hahn ...
Second Terrorist
Jacques Roux ...
Evelyne Kraft ...
False Secretary
Natalya Naumova ...
Françoise as Child (as Natasha Naumov)


This story starts in 1980 in Paris as the memories of Andrei Borodin (Igor Kostolevsky), a Soviet agent, take the action back to 1943 during the Teheran meetings of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. A high-ranking Nazi officer developed a plan to assassinate the three world leaders in order to undermine the Allied forces. He commissioned the German agent Max Richard (Armen Dzhigarkhanian) to carry out his plan, but it failed miserably due to the quick action and thinking of Andrei. While in Teheran, Andrei met a French woman, Marie Louni (Natalia Belokhvostikova), living in the city and they had a brief but intense affair. Nearly four decades later, the Nazi officer has been captured - but not for long. Freed by terrorists, the officer is hunting down the German agent who failed to carry out the planned assassinations. Max lives at Françoise (Claude Jade), a young French woman, who hides him. He trusts her and shows her all the documents. Max don't know, that Françoise works for the ... Written by hul

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8 July 1981 (France)  »

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Evelyne Kraft's last film. See more »


Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

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Faboulous acting
1 March 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I regonized the faboulous acting between the russian and the western actors like the italian recensent. The Match between Belokhvostikova (Maries daughter Nathalie) and Alain Delon (Foche, who dies too early)in the Taxi and on the street or the suspensefull relation between Dzhigarkhanian (the old killer) and Claude Jade(Francoise), when Max trusts Francoise again and again - till he's killed and now she's full of scrupel during the Interrogatory by Curt Jurgens. Excellent also the score "Une vie d'amour".

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