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I... comme Icare (1979)

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 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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Storyline

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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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The lab scenes describing "obedience to authority" experiments are based on real-life research conducted by famous psychologist Stanley Milgram in 1963 at Yale University. See more »

Goofs

When Procureur Henry Volney examines Nicolas Rosenko's book on Daslow it is very easy to see that each page of the book are identical. See more »

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Still a thrill
5 November 2001 | by Gerhard_HoelscherSee all my reviews

I saw this movie the first time about 20 vears ago, when I was a teenager. Quite shocking then, it now reveals some lacks, though it´s still one of my favourites. I saw it last week, after I recorded it (German version) from TV. The plot is very close to the JFK murder facts, and the authors didn´t want to hide that. Look for the names, "Daslow" becomes "Oswald" when You rearrange the characters. :-) The too long chapter concerning the psychological experiment (based on the Milgram experiments at the university of Yale) is a little bit out of place.

But for the rest ... but see Yourself, You won´t regret it!

Gerhard


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