The Red Shade

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The time is the 1930s and two Soviet spies (both Frenchmen by nationality) have been helping Communist factions during the Civil War in Spain. It is the time of Stalin's iron rule in the USSR, and the two agents are suddenly called to Moscow by the KGB. Knowing that they are in trouble for no fault of their own, fear drives one of them to suicide while the other gets his lover and her child and begins a run for his life, knowing that the KGB will never let him go free.

  1. Jean-Louis Comolli


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  1. Claude Brasseur

    Claude Brasseur

    Anton Kovetz

  2. Jacques Dutronc

    Jacques Dutronc


  3. Nathalie Baye

    Nathalie Baye


  4. Andréa Ferréol

    Andréa Ferréol


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Original Title L'ombre rouge

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget -

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Release Information

  • October 28, 1981



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