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The Defector (film)

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Director  Raoul Levy
Music director  Serge Gainsbourg
Duration  
Country  France West Germany
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Thriller
Cinematography  Raoul Coutard
Language  English
The Defector (film) movie poster
Writer  Robert Guenette, Montgomery Clift, Peter Francke
Release date  October 20, 1966 (1966-10-20) (Germany) November 16, 1966 (1966-11-16) (United States) November 24, 1967 (1967-11-24) (Sweden) May 17, 1968 (1968-05-17) (Finland)
Cast  Montgomery Clift (James Bower), Macha Méril (Frieda), Christine Delaroche (Ingrid), Hardy Krüger (Peter Heinzmann), Roddy McDowall (Agent Adam), David Opatoshu (Orlovsky)
Similar movies  The Living Daylights, The Tunnel, The Lives of Others, The Comancheros, Laser Mission, Serena and the Ratts

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The Defector is a 1966 thriller film, starring Montgomery Clift, Roddy McDowall and Macha Meril. It was directed by Belgian director/producer Raoul Lévy and based on the 1965 novel L'espion by Paul Thomas.

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Plot

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Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques collector where he encounters Heinzmann, an East German fellow physicist, who is also a secret agent. Heinzmann is aware of Bower's meeting with Adams and his intention to steal the microfilm, but their mutual respect for one another's tactics complicate the proceedings.

Cast

Actress Leslie Caron gave up her role in the film shortly before filming began in Munich in March 1966.

  • Montgomery Clift as Prof. James Bower
  • Hardy Krüger as Counselor Peter Heinzmann
  • Roddy McDowall as Agent Adams
  • Macha Méril as Frieda Hoffman
  • David Opatoshu as Orlovsky
  • Christine Delaroche as Ingrid
  • Hannes Messemer as Dr. Saltzer
  • Karl Lieffen as The Major
  • Critics' response

    Critics were generally favorable to the film, but some were more specific, as Bosley Crowther of the New York Times said, "Mr. Clift is apt in this his last film — lonely, bewildered, courageous - it's just too bad it doesn't quite ring the bell."

    References

    The Defector (film) Wikipedia
    The Defector (film) IMDb The Defector (film) themoviedb.org


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