Tehran-43 is a 1980 detective film co-produced by Mosfilm , Mediterranee Cinema, and Pro Dis Film. Both Soviet actors Igor Kostolevsky , Natalya Belokhvostikova , Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and world cinema stars ( Alain Delon , Kurd Jurgens , Claude Jad ) starred in the roles. The television version of the film is called "Attempt."
|Spanish Teheran 43 |
fr. Téhéran 43, Nid d'espions
ital. Nido di spie (Spy's Nest)
|Producer||Alexander Alov |
|Mikhail Shatrov |
|In the main|
|Natalia Belokhvostikova |
|Composer||Georges Harvarenz |
used music by Moses Weinberg
|Film company||The film studio "Mosfilm" . |
Fourth Creative Association
Mediterrane Cinema (Switzerland)
About Dis Film AG (France)
|A country|| the USSR |
The prototype of the intelligence agent Andrei Borodin, frustrating Nazi Germany’s plans to kidnap the “Big Three” —Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill — at the Tehran conference was a real Soviet agent, Gevorg Vartanyan ; The plot of the plot is based on real events in Tehran in 1943  .
The name of the film is borrowed from the book of the Soviet diplomat, participant of the Tehran Conference V. M. Berezhkov, published in 1971.
In 1981 he was nominated for the USSR State Prize .
The action of the picture develops in two plot directions: in 1943 and in the 1970s. Throughout the film, the love story of the Soviet intelligence agent Andrei Borodin and Frenchwoman of Russian origin Marie Luni, a translator from the Persian language, passes.
On the instructions of the Nazi leadership in Tehran, on the eve of the talks between the heads of government of the three powers, a group of terrorists, led by agent Scherner, penetrates. Soviet intelligence agents, one of whom is Andrey, have to ensure the security of negotiations.
As a result of their efforts, a complex terrorist operation with many distracting moves is successfully prevented. However, the organizer of the assassination Sherner and his main assistant, assassin Max Richard managed to escape from retaliation.
In the 1970s, interest in this story revived again due to the fact that a film with newsreels of the events of those years, which was considered to be lost, suddenly appeared. The film was retained by Max Richard, who decided to sell it at auction, along with written memoirs about his own participation in the assassination attempt. He watches the film both in dreary loneliness, and with those who are trying to sell or buy it, and in the company of Francoise, a woman whom the current terrorists so skillfully and elegantly “framed” him.
When the auction was announced, Sherner and his henchmen - members of a terrorist organization, begin the hunt for the film and for the surviving witnesses - Max Richard and Marie Looney. They were also interested in the same materials in the Soviet Union. Andrei Borodin, as a participant in those events, goes to auction and at the same time tries to find Marie. Now Max claims that Francoise works for Scherner. Max doesn't believe her. Later, she takes him to a new secret shelter.
As a result of the search, with the help of Inspector Foch, Andrei finds her daughter Marie, and then herself. But a few minutes after their meeting, Marie dies at the hands of Scherner's henchmen, who a few days earlier break the auction, trying to kill Max Richard, and, at the same time, stealing the original film and memoirs from the bank. In the finals, Scherner finds and kills Max. While lawyer Legrain is in talks with Francoise and Scherner, Andrei is meeting with his daughter Marie. In the end, Andrei returns to Moscow.
- Script writer: A. Alov , V. Naumov , M. Shatrov
- Directors: Alexander Alov , Vladimir Naumov
- Director of photography: Valentin Zheleznyakov
- Artists: Evgeny Chernyaev , Vladimir Kirs
- Costumes: Lydia Novi
- Composers: Georges Harvarents , Moses Weinberg (used music)
- Song "Eternal Love" :
- music: J. Harvarenz
- verses: Charles Aznavour
- performed by Charles Aznavour
- Sound Engineer: Roland Ghazaryan
- Conductor: Emin Khachaturian
- Assistant Director: N. Terpsikhorova
- Operator Assistant: V. Odintsov
- Installation: E. Surazhskaya , N. Khazova
- Make-up artists: T. Krylova, V. Lvov
- Combined Shooting:
- Operators: G. Eisenberg , A. Evmina
- Artist: L. Alexandrovskaya
- Chief Consultant: V. M. Chebrikov
- Consultant: V. Spolnikov
- Editor: N. Skuybina
- Music Editor: R. Lukina
- Directors: Semyon Mindich, Eduard Volkov
- Producers: Georges Sheiko, Jean - Philippe Meran, Eloise Schwendimann
- The main prize of the 1981 All-Union Film Festival is Alexander Alov, Vladimir Naumov.
- MKF gold prize in Moscow in 1981 - Alexander Alov, Vladimir Naumov.
- Prize of the Rodina Society International Film Festival in Moscow in 1981 - Alexander Alov, Vladimir Naumov.
About the movie
Three international stars starred in the film: Alain Delon (as the French police inspector), Claude Jade (she also played in another Soviet film, Lenin in Paris ) and Kurd Jurgens , who played his last movie role here.
The leitmotif of the film is subsequently the famous song “Une vie d'amour” performed by Charles Aznavour .
Vladimir Naumov: “Of course, the presence of Delon in the picture greatly helped her success. 100 million tickets were sold here in Russia, this is a huge amount, it was a record that year. The picture received the main prize at the Moscow International Festival and many more prizes of various kinds. It went very well in France and was sold to many countries of the world. ”
“Among the striking and, indeed, unusual for us acting duets - Natalia Belokhvostikova and Alain Delon, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Claude Jade, Georges Geret and Albert Filozov ... And it is very important that Western movie stars do not just shine in the skyline of Tehran, but They work with full dedication to express the idea, political and artistic concept of the film. ” (Andrey Zorky /“ Soviet Screen ”No. 5, 1981).
Many years later, the documentary “Memoirs on the creation of the film“ Tehran-43 “” was released. In it, Vladimir Naumov recalls how, due to the inability to conduct full-scale shooting in Tehran, models of residential quarters in one of the Moscow pavilions were specially built.
- There is evidence that the Germans really tried to carry out the operation to destroy the "Big Three" in Tehran and it was blocked by Soviet intelligence   .
- When the script was created for the film, the question was posed: assuming that the assassination would have been possible, how could it have been realized? And it was concluded that one could enter the embassy using the ropes - channels of the water supply system, which in Tehran differs significantly from other cities in the world.
- Part of the film’s shooting took place in Baku , whose old buildings are outwardly similar to the houses in Tehran   , in particular, the “ Gani Mamedov ’s house ”  was involved.
- Natalia Belokhvostikova played three roles in the film - the role of translator Marie, her daughter Natalie, as well as her mother (in the scene of Marie’s childhood memories). The roles of Marie in childhood and a girl similar to her on the plane were performed by Natalya Naumova , the daughter of Natalia Belokhvostikova and Vladimir Naumov .
- Igor Kostolevsky celebrates his 65th birthday on the set and is preparing new theater roles . Channel One (September 10, 2013). Date of treatment March 16, 2015. Archived on April 28, 2013.
- Gevorg Vartanyan: Tehran-43: “We were not like that! ..” Archived on February 3, 2011. , Vartanyan, Gevork Andreyevich
- Beria S. L. My father is Lavrentiy Beria. - M .: Sovremennik, 1994
- Tehran in Baku. Where did our favorite films actually be filmed?
- Alain Delon
- Tourists from post-Soviet countries, in particular from Russia, will immediately recognize the place from the famous fragment “Damn it!”? (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment January 23, 2018. Archived January 24, 2018.