La Raison d'Etat (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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In this political drama, the dirty undercover machinations behind the international arms trade are exposed when Angela (Monica Vitti) unsuspectingly accepts some documents from a friend. She becomes the object of a hunt by French government forces, headed by Leroi (Jean Yanne).The government feels that it is vitally necessary that the public not get wind of the truly distasteful aspects of this large international industry.

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espionage, on-the-run, undercover, weapons-dealer