During the Cold War, the British Intelligence receives a blurred photograph from East Germany taken from Hamburg and Director LeClerc believes they are missiles. Their agent, Taylor King, who receives a film which might clarify the detail from a pilot in Finland, is found dead on the road, and the police believe he was accidentally killed in a hit-and-run. LeClerc meets the Polish defector Fred Leiser, who jumped overboard from a ship expecting to have asylum and stay with his British girlfriend who is pregnant, and decides to recruit him to cross the border and spy on the Eat German facility to check on the missiles. In return, he would have salary, insurance and political asylum. Leiser is trained by the agent and family man John Avery,and soon he finds his girlfriend has had ended the pregnancy. When Leiser crosses the border, he meets up with Anna, a local, and they stay together in the beginning of a dangerous journey where he is just a pawn in a war game. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Why do we listen to them? Why do we fight their wars for them?"
September 1969 (UK)
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Also Known As:
A Guerra no Espelho
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The then young Swedish actress Pia Degermark
was cast as 'The Girl' in this movie after having made an impact on the world film scene as the title character in Bo Widerberg
's Elvira Madigan
(1967). This picture was Degermarks' first and only English language movie. Lead actors Christopher Jones
and Pia Degermark
starred together on another film around the same time that this picture was made, an Italian film, A Brief Season [A Brief Season
(1969)]. See more
After Lieser slaps his girlfriend, he walks out of the room leaving the door open and the girl just stays still on the bed. When Avery goes to check if the girl is alright, the door is closed (so he knocks to get in) and the girl was in the same position she was before. See more
You are spies? That's wonderful. I've never been a spy before. It will be a new experience for me.
Referenced in The Ring