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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 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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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Manhunt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Edouard Molinaro was first considered to direct this film. See more »

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Featured in Fantôme avec chauffeur (1996) See more »

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Concerto pour violon, BWV 1042
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Days of the iron curtain.
12 July 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is probably Claude Pinoteau's most interesting work,even if he is known in his native France for his abysmal "la boum" which made Sophie Marceau a star.

A French scientist ,who was forced to work for the Russians is arrested in England and they ask him to denounce English spies working for the KGB.He knows when he is released that his days are numbered.Lino Ventura gives a restrained effective performance and he gets good support from Suzanne Flon whose part is quite credible .On the other hand ,Lea Massari 's character is almost completely pointless.

Pinoteau was strongly influenced by Hitchcock whose "torn curtain" and above all "the man who knew too much (1956) come to mind.The last sequence ( the concert) directly comes from the latter.

Like in all the good spy thrillers (Ritt's "the man who came from the cold" or Clouzot's "les espions" ) the villains are everywhere,not only in Russia.


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