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Assassination Attempt (1981)

Tegeran-43 (original title)
Alain Delon and Claude Jade stars in this Soviet movie: Documents reveal in 1980 that the Germans planned to kill the Big Three in Teheran in 1943.
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Natalya Belokhvostikova ... Marie Louni / Nathalie (as Natacha Belokhvostikova)
Curd Jürgens ... Maître Legraine
Igor Kostolevskiy ... Andre Ilytch
Claude Jade ... Françoise
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... Max Richard (as Armen Djigarkhanian)
Georges Géret ... Dennis Pew
Albert Filozov ... Scherner
Alain Delon ... Inspector Georges Foche
Nikolay Grinko ... Hermolin (as Nicolas Grinko)
Mike Marshall Mike Marshall ... First Terrorist
Gleb Strizhenov ... Simon (as Glebe Strijenov)
Jess Hahn ... Second Terrorist
Jacques Roux Jacques Roux ... Mr.Johnson
Evelyne Kraft ... False Secretary
Natalya Naumova Natalya Naumova ... Françoise as Child (as Natasha Naumov)
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Storyline

This story starts in 1980 in Paris as the memories of Andrei Borodin (Igor Kostolevsky), a Soviet agent, take the action back to 1943 during the Teheran meetings of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. A high-ranking Nazi officer developed a plan to assassinate the three world leaders in order to undermine the Allied forces. He commissioned the German agent Max Richard (Armen Dzhigarkhanian) to carry out his plan, but it failed miserably due to the quick action and thinking of Andrei. While in Teheran, Andrei met a French woman, Marie Louni (Natalia Belokhvostikova), living in the city and they had a brief but intense affair. Nearly four decades later, the Nazi officer has been captured - but not for long. Freed by terrorists, the officer is hunting down the German agent who failed to carry out the planned assassinations. Max lives at Françoise (Claude Jade), a young French woman, who hides him. He trusts her and shows her all the documents. Max don't know, that Françoise works for the ... Written by hul

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Evelyne Kraft's last film. See more »

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Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Vetchnai Lioubov (Une Vie D'Amour)
(Russian Version)
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Russian Lyrics by Natalia Konchalovsky
Performed by La Grande Orchestre De Jean Musy
Sung by Charles Aznavour
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35 years between Tehran and Paris
10 May 2021 | by RebeccaPopovaSee all my reviews

This film combines both a touching story of the communication between the man and the young woman and an action-packed intrigue concerning historical events.

It stars a very charming pair of actors - Igor Kostolevsky and Natalia Belokhvostikova. Their faces, facial expressions, shades of voice are set off by touching music with the song of Charles Aznavour. Marie is pronouncing some very deep and sincere words and watches Andre's reaction, and he listens to her attentively - he glares at her and literally eats her with his eyes, and the viewer wants to do the same. And all this takes place in the scenery of the eastern city with its flavor and with the interiors of its junk shops, cafes, shabby hotels and opium dens.

This subtle, intelligent acting duet is set off by the figure of the actor Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, whose bright and expressive acting, like a magnet, always, attracts the audience's attention in the frame.

The film also features Alain Delon - a cult French actor for millions of Russians in the 80s of the twentieth century.

And thus, brick by brick, the missing links of the intrigue of a political detective are gradually being built.


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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

8 July 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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