Directed by Yves Robert, 1972, 90 min.
With Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier, Mireille Darc
In French with English subtitles
Desperate to protect his position as the head of French national intelligence, Le colonel Louis Marie Alphonse Toulouse (Jean Rochefort), randomly singles out a man from a large crowd and claims he is a master spy who should be followed closely. In fact the unsuspecting François (Pierre Richard) is a friendly yet klutzy violinist, who is completely oblivious to the swarming intelligence agents tracking his every move. The result is a classic madcap comedy about espionage, surveillance, and mistaken identity that comes crashing to a halt in a final showdown.