Love Nights in the Taiga

Love Nights in the Taiga (German: Liebesnächte in der Taiga) is a 1967 West German thriller film directed by Harald Philipp and starring Thomas Hunter, Marie Versini and Stanislav Ledinek.[1] It is also known by the alternative title of Code Name Kill.

Love Nights in the Taiga
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Directed byHarald Philipp
Produced byJürgen Goslar
Franz Seitz
Written byHeinz G. Konsalik (novel)
Werner P. Zibaso
StarringThomas Hunter
Marie Versini
Stanislav Ledinek
Music byManfred Hübler
CinematographyHelmut Meewes
Edited byIngeborg Taschner
Franz Seitz Filmproduktion
Distributed byNora-Filmverleih
Release date
5 October 1967
Running time
105 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Stratil. It is an adaptation of the 1966 novel of the same title by Heinz G. Konsalik.


At the height of the Cold War, the CIA send a Russian-speaking Baltic German to the Soviet Union disguised as a Swiss fashion journalist. His real mission is to gather intelligence on a missile base in Siberia located amongst the taiga. He receives assistance from a Soviet woman who falls in love with him.



  1. ^ Cowie & Elley p.148


  • Peter Cowie & Derek Elley. World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1977.

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