Les Espions (The Spies)
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Filmed in 1955, Les Espions (The Spies) was based on Midnight Patient, a novel by Egon Hostowsky. The scene is a rundown sanitarium, which is subtly but thoroughly taken over by a ruthless gang of international spies. One of the new "patients" is purportedly the inventor of a new nuclear explosive device, which of course attracts the attention of Russian and American counterspies. When it turns out that the inventor is a phony, it throws the entires espionage community into a frenzy. Before long, it is impossible to tell the good guys from the bad. As confusing as it sounds, Les… More

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"Even ocarina chimes trigger unease in Clouzot's excoriation of neutrality"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This is an international spy versus spy thriller that keeps you trying to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, and have fun, too."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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