A Bomb for a Dictator


1h 32m 1963

Brief Synopsis

A hit-man is given the assignment to blow up a plane carrying a South American dictator, but when the intended target decides to switch his travel plans onto a commercial flight - full of innocent people - the hit-man's assistant gets cold feet and the plan is jeopardized.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Fanatiques
Release Date
Feb 1963
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cinégraph; Coopérative Générale du Cinéma; Régent
Distribution Company
Medallion Pictures
Country
France
Location
Nice, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Luis and Franco, two South American revolutionaries, plan to assassinate their country's dictator, General Ribera, as he returns by private plane from a holiday in France. Ribera decides to fly by commercial airliner instead, and the two men are forced to examine their ethics and patriotic zeal. Franco, who objects to killing the 50 other passengers, tries to prevent Luis from carrying a time-bomb onto the plane, but Luis kills him and boards with the bomb hidden in a typewriter. When Luis confronts Ribera, however, the dictator dies of a heart attack. Unable to disarm the bomb, Luis breaks a pressurized window, forcing the plane to crash-land on the island of Elba. Luis then carries the bomb into the sea, where it explodes and kills him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Fanatiques
Release Date
Feb 1963
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cinégraph; Coopérative Générale du Cinéma; Régent
Distribution Company
Medallion Pictures
Country
France
Location
Nice, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in Nice. Opened in Paris in November 1957 as Les fanatiques; running time: 90 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 1963

Released in United States Winter February 1963