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Sebastian (1968)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  10 March 1969 (Sweden)
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A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sebastian
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Rebecca Howard
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Elsa Shahn
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Head of Intelligence
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Carol Fancy
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Toby
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Gen. Phillips
Margaret Johnston ...
Miss Elliott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Beach ...
Pamela
James Belchamber ...
Man with Dog
Veronica Clifford ...
Ginny
Charles Farrell ...
Taxi Driver
Alan Freeman ...
TV Disc Jockey
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Chess Player
Portland Mason ...
'UG' Girl
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Storyline

A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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We can't tell you what he does (it's an international secret) but he does it with 100 girls... and does it the best! See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

10 March 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Sebastian  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as a reunion between the writer (Leo Marks) and the director (Michael Powell) of "Peeping Tom" (1960), this was inspired by Marks's own wartime career as an ace code-breaker. However, the notoriety of "Peeping Tom" made it hard to get the project off the ground. Powell became connected with American producer Herbert Brodkin during the making of the TV series "Espionage" (1963-4), and hoped that Brodkin's interest would get "Sebastian" made; but when it finally was, both he and Marks were replaced. Powell had to be content with a producing credit, whilst Marks was credited solely with the story. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elliott: [answering the phone] Abbey nine seven double three...
Rebecca Howard: Is there someone there called, Sebastian... oh... Sebastian someone?
Miss Elliott: Mister Sebastian...
Rebecca Howard: I met him in Oxford in the spring and he offered me a job
Miss Elliott: Hold on
Sebastian: [to Sebastian] A girl who says you offered her a job... in the spring
Sebastian: In the spring?
Miss Elliott: At Oxford
Sebastian: Ah! Licence number 66-0-F-Y-H
[he picks up the handset]
[...]
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Performed by The Happeners
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crisp cool spy thriller
2 July 2001 | by (North Charleston, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Covers an area of espionage seldom seen in spy movies: cryptography and cryptoanalysis. The whole production is given a faint brush of the surreal and it works, especially with Dirk Bogarde's performance as the title character driven by obsessions (and often overwhelmed by them). That the film also manages to work on an occasional comedic level is an additional tribute to all concerned. Keep your eyes open for a pre-M*A*S*H appearance by Donald Sutherland.


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