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Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Jun 2017)
Brief Synopsis – An exceptional thief is caught on the eve of World War II in Germany and sentenced to prison there. In order to gain his freedom, he decides to make a deal with his captors where he will help spy on the British for them.
My Take on it – This is not your typical film about World War II; it’s also not a typical spy story and isn’t what you would expect from a movie about a thief yet it excels so well in all three cases.
The way they tell this story is great because we never really know the real motives of the main character along the way because his only allegiance is to himself instead of God and country.
The cast is superb and we get to see some great performances by so many well known actors.
Christopher Plummer tho is truly the star as the lead because he is able to really make us believe that his character cares about absolutely nothing or no one.
The unique perspective of a spy thriller that this story gives us is truly refreshing and it’s entertaining the whole way through since so many unexpected twists and turns along the way keep changing everything for us.
What’s even more amazing is the fact that this film is actually based on a real story.
Bottom Line – Loved the way that this story was told because it needs to walk the fine line due to the fact that the main character doesn’t really have any allegiance to anything but himself. The cast is superb with so great actors, but Plummer himself is perfectly cast as the lead and makes us believe that his character cares for nothing or no one but himself. I have always loved a good spy story and they give us one from quite a unique perspective. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During the fake interrogation of Eddie Chapman in London, he is asked what film he saw in the movie theater. He answers; “Warsaw Concerto” with Anton Walbrook and Sally Gray.” This could be an inside joke and reference to the film Suicide Squadron (1941) with participation of the mentioned actors and written by this film’s director Terence Young. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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