After American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once back in the States no one can tell if it's really him so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".
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Lilita De Barros
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Kristin Scott Thomas,
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Jack Rosenthal used the same character name, Bamber, for the head removal man in both this film (when he was played by 'Warren Mitchell') and in the TV series Moving Story (1994) (when he was played by Warren Clarke). In both cases, the character was a know-it-all who incessantly impressed (and bored!) his colleagues with his prodigious knowledge - hence the nickname "Bamber", a reference to Bamber Gascoigne, the questionmaster on University Challenge (1962). See more »
No negative comments by your other quite perceptive reviewers and rightly so. I agree with all of them as to this wonderful film's outstanding qualities and especially as to its being highly underrated. It's a kind of vignette movie like "Quartette" or "Tales of Manhattan" yet all the vignettes are thematically connected in time and process, each throwing light on the others and on the film as a whole. It's simply a classic in conception and brilliant execution. Bravo to all concerned.
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