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Escape to Nowhere (1973)

Le silencieux (original title)
PG | | Drama, Thriller | 4 August 1974 (USA)
Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Pinoteau

Writers:

Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario), Claude Pinoteau (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Anton Haliakov / Clément Tibère
Leo Genn ... Chief of M.I.5
Suzanne Flon ... Jeanne
Robert Hardy ... Chief of M.I.5's assistant
Lea Massari ... Maria Menela
Pierre-Michel Le Conte Pierre-Michel Le Conte ... Boris Korodine
Annie Dejean-Jodry Annie Dejean-Jodry ... Tania (Violonist)
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... M.Chat
Pierre Zimmer ... Le nouveau mari de Maria
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Un agent de la D.S.T.
Lucienne Legrand Lucienne Legrand ... La libraire
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Le garagiste
André Falcon André Falcon ... Le commissaire de police
Jerry Brouer Jerry Brouer
Richard Saint-Bris Richard Saint-Bris
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Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and to change identity? And why are the British secret services interested in him? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 62154 delivered on 4-4-1973. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fantôme avec chauffeur (1996) See more »

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Ouverture pour une fête académique, opus 80
Composed by Johannes Brahms
(1880)
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Without interest or just 85 minutes of suspense?
7 April 2003 | by silveraukSee all my reviews

Lino Ventura is a good actor and his gives the pace to this somewhat silly adaptation by Jean-Loup Dabadie of the novel of Francis Ryck. Claude Pinoteau made here his fist movie as a director but he had still to learn. The action scenes are not looking real. The conflict of a spy who does not want to be found by the KGB but at the other hand is kept in custody by MI5 is not handled carefully. You see by teleprinter that the Russians want to kill him but how can they find him so easily? The end of the movie is good and leaves us a surprise. For the new generation who did not know the cold war, this movie will lack authenticity but who knows how many people were in this situation: kept between two fires. MI5 will not say anything once Tibère goes to his beloved France. In France he cannot trust anyone but his brief encounters with some relatives are strange and confuse. Lea Massari steals the end of the movie with her beautiful face looking at the future, because Tibère starts a new life.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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