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Release Date:
7 April 1967 (France) See more »
Women can wind him up. Money can lure him out. But it's the scent of the kill that turns him on.
Charles Beaulieu, who served as an Army officer during the Algerian War, has become a novelist. Unfortunately... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Spy thriller,French style. See more (3 total) »


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Louis Jourdan ... Charles Beaulieu

Senta Berger ... Gertraud Sphax

Edmond O'Brien ... Sphax - Publisher

Bernard Blier ... Le commandant Rhome
Maurice Garrel ... Henri Banck
Fabrizio Capucci ... Cecil Barnette
Gerhard Bormann (as Gerhard Borman)
Peter Martin Urtel
Jean Rupert
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Moranez

Gamil Ratib ... Belloum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Dumayet ... Lui-même (uncredited)
Blandine Ebinger ... (uncredited)
Axel Ganz ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Anna Gaël ... Kiki (uncredited)
Charles Millot ... Un joueur de poker (uncredited)
Michèle Montel ... Gertraud Sphax (voice) (uncredited)

Paul Muller ... Poker player #2 (uncredited)
Marie Noël ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Patricia Scott ... La fille nordique (uncredited)
Hans Verner ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Directed by
Édouard Molinaro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Édouard Molinaro 
Jacques Robert  dialogue
Jacques Robert  novel "Peau d'Espion"
Jacques Robert  screenplay

Produced by
Jean Le Duc .... co-producer
Nello Meniconi .... co-producer
Luciano Perugia .... co-producer
Alain Poiré .... producer
Original Music by
José Berghmans 
Cinematography by
Raymond Pierre Lemoigne 
Film Editing by
Robert Isnardon 
Art Direction by
Robert Clavel 
Olivier Girard 
Costume Design by
Jacques Martin 
Makeup Department
Louis Bonnemaison .... makeup artist
Production Management
Irénée Leriche .... production manager
Armand Tabuteau .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Monnier .... assistant director
Klaus Müller-Laue .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jean Labussière .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Baudoin .... still photographer
Jean Benezech .... camera operator
Other crew
Nicole Liss .... press attaché
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"To Commit a Murder" - Australia (imdb display title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK, USA
"Congiura di spie" - Italy
"Der grausame Job" - West Germany
"Špijunska koža" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title)
"A Ordem é Matar" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Gefährlicher Auftrag Karachi" - Austria
"In de Huid van een Ander" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"La orden es matar" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Me mystikes diatages" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"O skóre szpiega" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Pele de Espião" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Piel de espía" - Spain (imdb display title)
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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | USA:M | West Germany:16 (f)

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French visa # 31819 delivered on 17-3-1967.See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Spy thriller,French style., 23 May 2005
Author: dbdumonteil

Does it deserve such a low rating?Frankly,no.There were ,in the wake of James Bond,so many dismal spy thrillers that you've got to be kind to "peau d'espion".Anyway,it's not James Bond style:no gadgets,no high budget.The plot might repel some,since it remains almost indecipherable till the scene between Jourdan and Berger in the car at night.And it's an hour before it shows up.But ,although implausible,-like 99% of the spy thrillers anyway-the story makes sense and features good actors:handsome Louis Jourdan,the French lover par excellence (he did a lot of work in Hollywood) ,gorgeous sexy Senta Berger,veterans Bernard Blier and Edmond O'Brien.Sometimes looks like a poor man's "torn curtain" if you take China instead of USSR.It's a far cry from it,but ,once again ,it's passably entertaining stuff.

A rather unpleasant scene nevertheless:a very unfriendly look at long-haired boys ;and they said they were all hippies!

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