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The Defector

5.1
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Original title
L'espion (The Defector)
Year
Running time
106 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Francke, Robert Guenette (Novel: Paul Thomas)
Music
Serge Gainsbourg
Cinematography
Raoul Coutard
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-West Germany; PECF / Rhein Main
Genre
Thriller | Spy Film
Synopsis / Plot
Montgomery Cliff (in his last role) plays James Bower, an American physicist visiting West Germany who's recruited by a shady CIA agent, named Adam, to help them with the defection of a Russian scientist. But an East German secret agent, named Peter Heinzeman, learns of Bower's meeting with Adam and threatens Bower to mind his own business, while Bower learns of a back story to all this involving stolen microfilm that each side wants.
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