1973 Certificate: 15


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.


  • Fred Zinnemann


  • Edward Fox

  • Michael Lonsdale

  • Delphine Seyrig

  • Eric Porter


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.