For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. Another laureate is Dr. Max Stratman, the famous German-American physicist who comes to Stockholm for the award ceremony with his young and beautiful niece Emily. The Foreign Department also assigns him an assistant during his stay, Miss Andersson. Craig soon notices that Dr. Stratman is acting strangely. The second time they meet, Dr. Stratman does not even recognize him. Craig begins to investigate. Written by
In the scene after the Elke Sommer character has been abducted, the Paul Newman character is leaving his hotel to go to the awards rehearsal at the concert hall and the John Wengraf character gets into the back seat of the limousine with Paul Newman, John Wengraf is seated on Newman's left. Yet when they arrive at the concert hall, Newman exits the car on the left alone, and in order to do this he and John Wengraf would have had to switch places in the back seat. See more »
Inger Lisa Andersen:
Mr. Craig, I hope you'll forgive me but in matters of sex, compared to the average Scandinavian you would be considered a mere amateur.
Miss Andersen will you marry me?
Inger Lisa Andersen:
We have a saying in Sweden. Why settle for one dish when there's smorgasbord.
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Opening credits share the screen with newscasters from various countries announcing the Nobel prize headlines. See more »
I absolutely enjoyed this 2+ hours long movie, and the fact that, as others have mentioned, it's inspired by Hitchcock doesn't change anything.
I liked Newman's character. A man who is more interested in women and drink rather than the Nobel Prize, who has a devil-may-care attitude towards everything, decides to endanger his own life when he realizes his colleague is in trouble. Maybe he does it partially because he is bored and partially because he has been writing detective stories for the past few years, but it is interesting to watch his behavior anyway.
Although the plot is pretty simple, there is something that gets you hooked from the very beginning and doesn't let you go until the very last phrase. The film is very interesting, and the supporting characters play a significant role here.
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