Funeral in Berlin (1966)

 |  Thriller  |  24 February 1967 (UK)
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A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hubschmid ...
Johnny Vulkan
Oskar Homolka ...
Col. Stok (as Oscar Homolka)
Eva Renzi ...
Hugh Burden ...
Heinz Schubert ...
Aaron Levine
Wolfgang Völz ...
Thomas Holtzmann ...
Günter Meisner ...
Herbert Fux ...
Rainer Brandt ...
Rachel Gurney ...
Mrs. Ross
John Abineri ...
David Glover ...


Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to smuggle him out of East Germany. Written by Dave Jenkins <>

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It was going to be a lovely funeral. Harry Palmer just hoped it wouldn't be his...




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24 February 1967 (UK)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Top notch thriller
20 May 2004 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

based on Len Deighton's outstanding novel, this sequel to "The Ipcress File" features Michael Caine once again as the the anti-James Bond British spy, Harry Palmer. Palmer wears thick glasses, dresses in a cheap rain-coat, has a cockney-accent, and cultivates an aura of being not too bright. Of course, he is the only one who can keep track of the double-, triple-, and quadruple crosses in a Berlin where Brits, Americans, Israelis, Russians, and East Germans are all pursuing different goals. Even Palmer's superiors in the Secret Service are pursuing different goals. The plot is complex, but rewards close attention. Caine is pitch-perfect as Palmer, and spy stories just don't get any more bleak and cynical. A very superior movie.

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