Plot & Details
L'Attentat is a political thriller based largely on a true story (the Ben Barka affair), which recounts how the French government and the American CIA connived to have a socialist in exile murdered before he could return to his homeland and start a revolution. Darien, a French journalist (Jean-Louis Tritignant), lures his friend Sadiel (Gian Maria Volonte) from his safe refuge in Geneva to appear on an American-made TV show. In doing so he is, perhaps unwittingly, setting him up for murder. Captured at the border by the French police, Sadiel is given over to a mysterious general from another country who tortures him to try to find out who his supporters are.
- Genre(s): Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 105min.
- Director(s): Yves Boisset
- Starring: Michel Piccoli , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Jean Seberg , Gian Maria Volontè
- Themes: Assassination Plots,Conspiracies
- Tone: Confrontational,Disturbing,Downbeat,Tense
- Keywords: France, conspiracy, exile, government, journalism, kidnapping, leader, left-wing, lure [tempt], opponent, reporter, scandal, Leftist, Morocco, assassination, killing, pawn [person], politician
- Country of Origin: Italy (10-04-1972),France (10-11-1972)
- Language: French