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Code Name: Tiger (1964)

Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche (original title)
A Turkish ambassador arrives in Paris to sign an important trade agreement, allowing Turkey to buy a sophisticated new war plane from France. Immediately he is the target of an assassin, and a special agent is assigned to protect him.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Roger Hanin (original scenario) (as Antoine Flachot), Jean Halain (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Hanin ... Louis Rapière, 'le Tigre'
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Madame Baskine
Daniela Bianchi ... Mehlica Baskine
Roger Dumas ... Duvet
Antonio Passalia Antonio Passalia ... Coubassi
Jimmy Karoubi Jimmy Karoubi ... Jean-Luc, le nain
Roger Rudel Roger Rudel ... Benita
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell ... L'assassin du théâtre
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Le tueur de l'aéroport #2
Christa Lang Christa Lang ... La fille avec Dobrovsky
Guy d'Avout Guy d'Avout ... Le ministre français
Albert Dagnant Albert Dagnant ... Le général Condé
Jacky Corn Jacky Corn ... Un catcheur (as Jackie Corn)
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Le tueur de l'aéroport #1
Pierre-François Moro Pierre-François Moro ... Ghislain
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A Turkish ambassador arrives in Paris to sign an important trade agreement, allowing Turkey to buy a sophisticated new war plane from France. Immediately he is the target of an assassin, and a special agent is assigned to protect him.

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Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 November 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tiger Likes Fresh Meat See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In a bookstore of the airport scene, the French edition of Ian Fleming's 'From Russia with Love' can be seen on display. Co-star Daniela Bianchi had appeared in the feature version of this novel released just a few months earlier. See more »

Connections

Followed by Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite (1965) See more »

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French Bondish Fizzle!
20 November 2017 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

Claude Chabrol was a very good director. And very prolific, 73 credits in 52 years, at least 1 feature film per year, sometimes even 2, 3 or 4. In the full James Bond fever, he made an attempt with this film. Result: something neither exciting, neither stupid, neither masterpiece. The script is poor and Roger Hanin(who also wrote the script) is not the best choice for a similar Bond role. The beautiful Daniela Bianchi is just a presence, she just smiles from time to time and shows her body. Somehow funny, Jimmy Karoubi, who plays the dwarf, and Dobrovsky's stupid secretary, played by Christa Lang. The whole thing, just a little waste of time.


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