Il Faut Tuer Birgitt Haas (1981)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Birgitt Haas (Lisa Kreuzer) has become the target of the German Secret Service -- she is a German terrorist and the Secret Service would like her eliminated. To that end, they request some help from their French equivalent, represented by Athanase (Philippe Noiret). His plan is to enlist the unwitting cooperation of Bauman, a middle-aged Frenchman (Jean Rochefort) bereaved by the loss of his wife to another man, and perhaps ready for the solace that may grow from a chance encounter with Birgitt. Althanase takes Bauman to Munich and sets up the "accidental" meeting, intending to create a passionate liaison that could then be blamed for her murder. But the hard-boiled Athanase begins to feel some sympathy for Birgitt, who is ready to leave the terrorist life behind, and he also begins to loathe his own part in the ugly plot. Meanwhile, Bauman does not suspect any deception until something goes wrong -- leaving the course of events wide open.

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allegiance, assassination, chief, conspiracy, deception, employment, espionage, false-accusation, France, Germany, grief, killing, left-wing, love, loyalty, murder, officer, organization, police, rampage, romance, scheme, Secret-Service, spy, terrorism, violence, war, youth