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A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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At a time of intrigue. In a world of secrets. The only thing you can trust is your heart.

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Paramount put the project into turnaround three weeks before filming was due to begin, forcing producer Norma Heyman to seek refinancing immediately. See more »

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About two-thirds into the film, an unconscious man is discovered lying fully clothed on a bed. The first shot of the man shows only his left hand, palm down, near the left side of the bed. This implies that he is lying on his back. But moments later, in a wider shot, the man is shown lying face down. See more »

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Words and Music by Chuck Berry / Russ Fratto / Alan Freed
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By Kind Permission of Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
Master Recording Performed by Chuck Berry
License Courtesy of MCA Records
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Sometimes It's Better to Stick to Business
22 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a couple guys whose movies I will automatically see if possible: Gene Hackman and Anthony Hopkins. Because the latter was in this one, I gave it a go. Unfortunately, I never bought into his character. It's not for the effort made by a wonderful actor. It's a bad casting choice. He seems out of place. I'm also intrigued by the guy whose job it is to be involved in espionage, ignoring the warnings of his superiors. Hopkins knows this guys every move and knows that he has become an imperfect cog in the works. Granted, this goes back many years and the sophistication of the world of the spy has changed, but there is so much carelessness here. We also have fragile characters who probably should never have been signed up for this job. Anyway, when Hopkins' character moves in, I just never buy it. I also never buy the business of creating a relationship, only to betray it and ultimately gain nothing from it. This is a poor man's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." It is so lacking on so many levels. It also has a pretty schmaltzy ending which I won't betray. See what you think.


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