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I... For Icarus (1979)

I... comme Icare (original title)
Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Henri Verneuil (scenario), Henri Verneuil (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... Le procureur Henri Volney
Michel Albertini Michel Albertini ... Luigi Lacosta
Roland Amstutz ... Pierre Gregory
Jean-Pierre Bagot Jean-Pierre Bagot ... Michaël Mix
Georges Beller Georges Beller ... Sam Kido
Maurice Bénichou ... Robert Sanio, l'homme à la caméra
Edmond Bernard Edmond Bernard ... Le présentateur TV
Françoise Bette Françoise Bette ... Jane Bellony
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Garcia Santos
Benoît Brione Benoît Brione ... Le reporter au bobino (as Benoist Brione)
Jacques Brylant Jacques Brylant ... Nicolas Rosenko (as Jacques Bryland)
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... Le président Marc Jarry
Nanette Corey Nanette Corey
Jacques Denis Jacques Denis ... Despaul, le cobaye
Erick Desmarestz Erick Desmarestz ... Bob Dagan
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After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members of the investigation committee refuses to sign the final report and is given the task of investigating once more. In the course of his search he finds evidence that casts serious doubt on the committee's "lone-gunman" theory... A very bold film that basically told the "JFK" story thinly disguised as having taken place not in the US. Written by B. v. Weymarn <se6y047@public.uni-hamburg.de>

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The Président assassination scene takes place in Cergy-Prefecture, France. See more »

Goofs

The amateur video sold to Procureur Henry Volney was shot using at least 2 cameras : one for the wide shot of the car in the crowd, and one for a closer shot, at a different angle, of the president being killed. See more »

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one of the greatest conspirological thrillers of all time
24 April 2005 | by rainfallSee all my reviews

Henri Verneuil's film may be not so famous as Parallax View, 3 Days of the Condor or JFK but it is certainly not worse and sometimes even better than these classic representatives of the genre. Action takes place in fictional western state where fictional president has been killed. After several years of investigation, special government commission decides that president was killed by a lone gunman. But one man - prosecutor Volney, played by Yves Montand - thinks there's something more to be investigated and so the film starts. This movie doesn't deal with some exact theories, but it embraces the whole structure of relationship between government and society in today's world. Such film could be made only in the 1970-ies but it will never lose it's actuality. Furthermore, it's even a bit frightful how precise are it's oracles. 10 out of 10.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 December 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

'I' als in Icaros See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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