Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche
|Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche|
|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Produced by||Christine Gouze-Rénal|
|Music by||Paul Misraki|
|Edited by||Jacques Gaillard|
Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche (English title: Code Name: Tiger) is a 1964 Eurospy film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring and written by Roger Hanin as the Tiger. The film was an attempt to create a French franchise equal to James Bond, and the film From Russia with Love is referenced within the film that features the film's female lead Daniela Bianchi. It also was the predecessor of Our Agent Tiger which got released in 1965.
The French government plans an international arms deal with the help of a Turkish diplomate named Baskine. But a group of terrorists menaces the diplomat. When the government receives intelligence concerning a looming attempt on Baskine's life, they assign Louis Rapière aka "The Tiger" to guard Baskine and his family. Rapière immediately proves this decision right by scarcely foiling an assassination. Unfortunately more than one group is after Baskine. They are closing in on Baskine independently from each other.
- Roger Hanin as Louis Rapière aka 'le Tigre'
- Maria Mauban as Madame Baskine
- Daniela Bianchi as Mehlica Baskine
- Roger Dumas as Duvet
- Antonio Passalia as Coubassi
- Jimmy Karoubi as Jean-Luc
- Roger Rudel as Benita
- Carlo Nell as the assassin in the theatre
Around the movie
Josée Dayan was the assistant director on the movie.
- Blake, Matt; Deal, David (2004). The Eurospy Guide. Baltimore: Luminary Press. ISBN 1-887664-52-1.
- "Code Name : Tiger". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- Blake, Deal, p.251f