After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family. Written by
Anthony Hughes <email@example.com>
From the smash suspense novel of the year.
See more »
Did You Know?
The supporting cast was for the most part German. Most of the character actors were major film and theatre personalities of the German stage and screen. The English speaking players were given special coaching by dialogue director Osman Ragheb
to acquire German accents which would be identical to those of the native actors. Not only did Jon Voight
and Mary Tamm
have to learn to use the accent, but had to do it with North German dialect nuances because of their characters' Hamburg origins in the story. See more
Peter Miller had a scar on his left cheek from a beating when talking to the Israeli Secret Service agents which suddenly disappears for good in the next shots. See more
[Miller is trying to sell his editor a story based on the diary
No one wants to read about Jews.
They were GERMANS!
They were German Jews.
Referenced in Dallas: The Odessa File
Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss
("Black Brown is the hazelnut") (uncredited)
[Sung at the soldiers' reunion] See more