Blu-ray, DVD Release: The French Conspiracy

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 14, 2021
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

Yves Boisset directed the 1972 political thriller The French Conspiracy based largely on the true story of the Mehdi Ben Barka affair, with music by the great Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and a loaded international cast including Michel Piccoli (Belle de Jour), Jean Seberg (Breathless), Michel Bouquet (The Unfaithful Wife), Bruno Cremer (Sorcerer), Philippe Noiret (Cinema Paradiso) and Nigel Davenport (Phase IV).

Discovering that exiled Algerian OAS terrorist Sadiel (Gian Maria Volontè, Investigation of a Citizen Above Concern) is about to return to France, both the CIA and the French Secret Service go on red alert. They blackmail a journalist, François Darien (Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist), into helping them to entice Sadiel to Paris, in order to assassinate him. Meanwhile Michael Howard (Roy Scheider, The Seven-Ups) discovers the double-cross, only to be warned off by the CIA, who are quite happy to have the French dig their own political grave. A taut, gripping drama unfolds, as two secret service agencies fight for superiority on the streets of Paris.

Special Features:
-4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
-Includes both the Original French and English Dub Cuts

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.