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
The story about a ruthless game where the stakes are human lives.
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September 1969 (UK)
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Also Known As:
A Guerra no Espelho
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
According to an article on the film written by Sean Axmaker at the TCMDb website, "[Anthony] Hopkins, still a relative newcomer to film, had just finished The Lion in Winter
(1968) and his career was on an upswing, but he was miserable through the production of the film. While [Christopher] Jones and others flew off to Spain, which doubled for East Germany and Finland, Hopkins remained confined to Shepperton Studios." 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
[wondering why Lieser would want to be part of the mission
Why would he do it?
Biology. Men change their politics but sex, sex is something you can depend upon.
Referenced in The Ring