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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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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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Excellent co-production
5 February 2006 | by Keep_SearchingSee all my reviews

Directors Alov and Naumov gather great film actors from different nationalities(Russian,French,German) in the excellent "Tegeran-43".The film combines different genres and it has a very interesting scenario.Therefore,the audience keeps interest in it in spite of the big duration.The characters are really intriguing and the actors are marvellous.The music is also great:the popular French singer Charles Aznavour performs a very nice song.There is no political propaganda in the film at all.But there is lots of tension and even a love story.Moreover,the film offers you the rare chance to see Soviet actors in partnership with European once.And their partnership is really worth seeing.


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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

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1.37 : 1
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