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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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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

French visa # 36860 delivered on 22-2-1973. See more »

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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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One of the best spy thrillers of the 70s
21 February 2011 | by daniel-charles2See all my reviews

Le silencieux can compete as one of the most undervalued movie ever. I saw it when it went out, and many times since. It might not be as things really were (they were probably worse), but it remains a BGS (Bloody Good Story). Ventura, like in most of his films, is impressive. Lea Massari character is not pointless: she is the lost charm, the lost life, the unattainable past (as unattainable as she was in Deville's "La femme en bleu"): she remains a mystery, and it is her function. Without her, the main character would be without nostalgia. Of course, there is the strange dusty colour of French movies of the 70s, not too pleasant. And the set designer of the MI5 office ought to be shot. But apart that, the movie remains tightly knit, in truth one of the best spy thrillers of the 70s.


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