Les Fanatiques (1957)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Les Fantatiques is set in a mythical South American country. An anti-government faction intends to topple the present regime by whatever means necessary. One of the bolder revolutionaries plants a time-bomb on the plane bearing the President. The outcome of this act of terrorism, and the consequences of that outcome, are predictable, but tense and exciting nonetheless. Pierre Fresnay and Michel Auclair deliver topnotch performances as the titular fanatics (one of whom is a shade more temperate than the other), while Gregoire Aslan is appropriately loathsome as the despotic president.

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bomb, defuse, assassination, explosion, race-against-time, rebel, revolution, tyrant