Les ESPIONS (1957)

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  • The SPIES Alternative


Engagingly eccentric Cold War espionage drama, with the Secret Service concocting a bogus special agent as a decoy to distract the enemy from their real plan. The international cast doesn't exactly combine well (though Peter Ustinov brings a welcome sense of irony to the proceedings), but Clouzot's customary eye for evocative location (here, a remote psychiatric clinic) and his expertise in staging set-pieces serve him well.

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