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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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Trivia

The film led the Soviet box office inn1981, with 47 and a half million spectators. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Une Vie D'Amour (Thème Du Film)
(International English subtitled Version)
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Performed by La Grande Orchestre De Jean Musy
Sung by Charles Aznavour
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One of the best Russian films of the 80-ies
15 February 2002 | by amont-3See all my reviews

One of the best Russian films of the 80-ies, a perfect wartimes spy thriller with ideology left aside. It has been nice to see how wonderfully russian and western actors interact in this 30 years-long saga, expecially Natalia Belochvostikova who makes a perfect match for Alain Delon. One of the best things is the soundtrack containing one of my favourite songs of Charles Aznavour.


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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

8 July 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassination Attempt See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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