Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche

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]

Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche
Directed byClaude Chabrol
Produced byChristine Gouze-Rénal
Written byRoger Hanin
Claude Chabrol
StarringRoger Hanin
Music byPaul Misraki
CinematographyJean Rabier
Edited byJacques Gaillard
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
90 minutes


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 a.k.a. "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 a.k.a. '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.


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

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