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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 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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Details

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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Trivia

Karl Eric Daslow (Didier Sauvegrain) is the prime suspect of the assassination of President Marc Jarry (Gabriel Cattand). Daslow is an anagram of Oswald. Lee Harvey Oswald is suspected to have killed John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. 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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Better than J. F. K.
21 January 2002 | by filmfreundSee all my reviews

I saw this film for the very first time several years ago - and was hooked up in an instant. It is great and much better than J. F. K. cause you always have to think 'Can it happen to me? Can I become a murderer?' You cannot turn of the TV or your VCR without thinking about the plot and the end, which you should'nt miss under any circumstances.


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