1973 Running time: 142 Certificate: 15 Rating: 4

Synopsis

Supremely efficient adaptation of the Frederick Forsyth bestseller with Edward Fox perfectly cast as the steely assassin hired to kill French president General de Gaulle. Veteran director Fred Zinnemann demonstrates the same mastery of tension and flow as he did in the classic western High Noon.

Director

  • Fred Zinnemann

Cast

  • Edward Fox

  • Michael Lonsdale

  • Delphine Seyrig

  • Eric Porter

Review

An excellent suspense thriller, with a magnetic performance by Edward Fox as the passionless assassin whose target is French President Charles de Gaulle.

Though the outcome is inevitable, the plot is crammed with so much incident and so tensely handled that you'll still be on the edge of your seat.