Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche

Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Produced by Christine Gouze-Rénal
Written by Roger Hanin
Claude Chabrol
Starring Roger Hanin
Music by Paul Misraki
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Edited by Jacques Gaillard
Release dates
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French

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.[1] 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.[2]


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.


Around the movie

Josée Dayan was the assistant director on the movie.



  1. "Code Name : Tiger". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
  2. Blake, Deal, p.251f

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