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The film is not in any way special considering the amount of espionage films in the wake of James Bond and "The spy who came in from the cold". It follows definitely more in the John Le Carré mold though. But it never reaches beyond and tries to establish Vienna once again as a meeting place for spies and data trading of any kind. The extensive use of Vienna's settings is amusing for locals since they are quite accurately done. And Lino Ventura as a French agent is never wrong but what is somehow strange is the total lack of any Austrian actors, all roles of Austrians went to German actors. If you want to know how Vienna looked in the sixties this is a good reference.
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