Shortly after a delegation of Russian nuclear physicists arrives in London, one of their number, a man named Haliakov, is abducted by the British security services. Haliakov is in truth Clément Tibère, a French scientist who was coerced into working for the Russians some years ago. The British agents compel Tibère to work for them, revealing the identity of two notorious spies. Tibère realises that his life is now in peril, that it is only a matter of time before the KGB takes its revenge… —Filmsdefrance.com
The director Claude Pinoteau was born into the filmworld because his father Lucien Pinoteau was a well-known director for Pathé. Claude Pinoteau began his film career as a director assistant for Jean-Pierre Melville, Max Ophuls and René Clair, an activity he practised for more than 20 years.
To these movies belong “Les enfants terribles” (50), “Lola Montès” (55), “Le triporteur” (57), “Le jour et l’heure” (63), “Cent mille dollars au soleil” (64), “La vingt-cinquième heure” (67) and “Le voyou” (70). He also wrote scripts from 1969 for “Un homme qui me plaît” (69) and “Le voyou” (70), from 1973 he also directed his first movies which were very successful.
To his well-known movies as a director belong “Le silencieux” (73), “La gifle” (74), the unexpected success “La boum” (82), the sequel “La boum 2” (82), “L’étudiante” (88) and “La neige et le feu” (91). His brother Jacques Pinoteau became also a director. —cyranos.ch read more