The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state attorney and member of the commission charged with investigating the assassination (based on the Warren Commission) refuses to agree to the commission's final findings. The film portrays the initial controversy about this, as well as Volney and his staff's reopening of the investigation.

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  1. Henri Verneuil

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Didier Decoin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Henri Volney

  2. Brigitte Lahaie

    Brigitte Lahaie

    Ursula Hoffman

  3. JG

    Jean-François Garreaud

    Vernon Calbert

  4. MA

    Michel Albertini

    Luigi Lacosta

  5. RA

    Roland Amstutz


  6. JB

    Jean-Pierre Bagot

    Michaël Mix

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Original Title I... comme Icare

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 19, 1979



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