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The Defector 1966


About The Defector

Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques collector where he encounters Heinzmann, an East German fellow physicist, who is also a secret agent. Heinzmann is aware of Bower's meeting with Adams and his intention to steal the microfilm, however their mutual respect for one another's tactics complicate the proceedings.

The Defector Cast

The Defector Crew


Robert GuenetteScreenplay
Paul ThomasNovel
Raoul LévyScreenplay


Serge GainsbourgOriginal music composer


Raoul LévyDirector


Raoul CoutardDirector of photography