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Sebastian (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 March 1969 (Sweden)
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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Taxi Driver
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Chess Player
Portland Mason ...
'UG' Girl
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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. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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No secret is secret from Sebastian and his 100 gorgeous codebreakers See more »

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Drama | Romance

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10 March 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Sebastian  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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(Prints by Technicolor)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the female lead, if Rex Harrison, ("this charming shit", as Michael Powell described him") were to star, he wanted Julie Christie, Sarah Miles, Vanessa Redgrave, or Maggie Smith to costar. 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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Connections

Referenced in Endeavour: Canticle (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

You Gotta Let Me Go
Performed by The Happeners
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Good acting, good music, lousy plot.
1 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

The list of excellent actors and actresses in the film is endless and includes Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Sir John Gielgud, Lili Palmer and Nigel Davenport, with many more first-rate performers besides. Add to this the musical talents of Jerry Goldsmith and it is quite an achievement by the Director to create this piece of utter nonsense, especially as some of the screenplay is worthy and the settings very 60's and good. Is this meant to be a serious film? It could only have merit if it was a total send-up of it's decade and spy-films generally, but as Dirk Bogarde later described it as a "non-event," the meaning and intent was obviously lost on him; a big disadvantage as he was the star. This film must have begun with promise and potential for why else would such an array of talent include themselves in it's making? Something after that went radically wrong, but like your other contributors I would gladly purchase a DVD if only, in my case, for curiosity value.


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