The assasination
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Director: Yves Boisset
Englisht title:  The assasination
Original title:  L’Attentat
1972/ Italy/ 120’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script: Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Jorge Semprún; Photography:  Ricardo Aronovich;  Editing: Albert Jurgenson;   Music:  Ennio Morricone; Sound:   Jean-Claude Laureux; Leading actors:   Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Piccoli, Jean Seberg, Gian Maria Volonté, Michel Bouquet, Bruno Cremer, Daniel Ivernel, Philippe Noiret, François Périer, Roy Scheider, Jacques François, Jean Bouise, Denis Manuel, Marc Mazza; Producer:  Giuliani G. De Negri, Yvon Guézel, Tullio Odevaine.

Sadiel, rebel leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat posed by Sadiel, the ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French security services to help in capturing the political activist. A police informer, Darien, is forced to lure Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to make a television coverage about the Third World. Arriving in Paris, Sadiel is captured and delivered to his opponents. Disgusted by the way he has been manipulated, Darien tries to turn back the clock, unknowing who's dealing with.

Boisset began his career as an assistant director. After working with such directors as Hossein, Cioampi and Clement, he began directing short films until the late 1960s when he made his feature film debut. Boisset frequently contributes to the scripts he shoots and is known for his fast-paced action-adventures and his social and political thrillers. His 1972 film L'Attentat entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.


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