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Chinese Boxes (1984)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 29 November 1984 (UK)
An American (Will Patton) in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.

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Sarah
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Harwood
Beate Jensen ...
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Alan
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Chris Sievernich ...
Snake
Martin Müller ...
Frank
Jochen von Vietinghoff ...
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Michael Büttner ...
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Michael Maichle ...
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Edgar Hinz ...
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An American (Will Patton) in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.

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No friends left alive. No passport. No way out.


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A Caixa Chinesa  »

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Is That All There Is ?
Written and Produced by Jerry Leiber (uncredited) and Mike Stoller (uncredited)
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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2 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An American (Will Patton) in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.

If you did not know, Chinese boxes are a set of boxes of graduated size, each fitting inside the next larger box. You know, kind of like those Russian dolls. Does this accurately describe this film? Well, sort of.

There is definitely a mystery, and it is certainly complex. You will wonder why customs agents are acting like the CIA, and the idea that Berlin is a "black hole" where everything can get in and nothing can get out. The very concept is interesting, especially given that Berlin at the time was the dead center of where East meets West...


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