5.3/10
498
3 user 3 critic

The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)

The Hessen Affair (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | November 2009 (USA)
Trailer
1:36 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.

Director:

Reviews

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An overprotective mother tries to stop her son's budding relationship with a flirtatious young divorcée.

Director: John Daly
Stars: Margot Kidder, Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen
No Bad Days (2008)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Set in the exotic terrain of the Yucatan Peninsula, NO BAD DAYS is an action/adventure film that manifests all the qualities that make for an entertaining and captivating film. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Murphy
Stars: Keith David, Declan Joyce, Dionne Lea
Countdown: Jerusalem (Video 2009)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A journalist searches for her daughter as a series of catastrophic disasters push a destabilized society toward the brink of global war.

Director: A.F. Silver
Stars: Kim Little, Clint Browning, Russell Reynolds
Fool's Gold I (2008)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland
Fat Pizza (2003)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.

Director: Paul Fenech
Stars: Paul Fenech, Tahir Bilgic, Rob Shehadie
A Fine Step (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When an expert horseman (Luke Perry) suffers a traumatic accident with his top horse, he overcomes his injury with the help of a young girl who helps rehabilitate him and the horse

Director: Jonathan Meyers
Stars: Justin Baldoni, Luke Perry, Armand Assante
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Five criminals unknown to each other are hired to complete a bank robbery. What should have been a smooth operation soon descends into paranoia, violence and horror.

Director: Greg Hall
Stars: Samuel Anoyke, Roger Griffiths, Shane Hart
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

American actor and Jeet Kune Do martial artist, Jason Scott Lee, enters a temple to train with Shaolin on a personal pilgrimage and documents his experiences.

Director: Donovan Chan
Stars: Jason Scott Lee
Deli Man (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A look at the history of delicatessens in the United States.

Director: Erik Anjou
Stars: Steve Auerbach, Adam Caslow, Alan M. Dershowitz
Exploding Sun (TV Movie 2013)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Robison
Stars: David James Elliott, Anthony Lemke, Natalie Brown
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Documentary about the cosmos and its unimaginable vastness and content.

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A moody romantic comedy exploring fetishism, addiction and love in the information age.

Director: Cameron Labine
Stars: Tyler Labine, Sonja Bennett, Geoff Gustafson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jack Durant
...
Lt. Kathleen Nash
...
Ben Cassidy
...
Lt. David Pallard
...
Sgt. Roy Tarlton
Gene Pyrz ...
Capt. Michael Savern
Arne MacPherson ...
Nicky Scalinio
Mireille Leveque ...
Princess Sophie
...
Rueben Markel
...
Weiss (as Guido DeCraene)
Mike O'Brien ...
Manny
...
Sergeant
...
Chief Warrant Officer
Edit

Storyline

1945 - Castle Kronberg, outside Frankfurt, is turned into a 'country club' for victorious American officers. The cynical Colonel Jack Durant and the dazzling beautiful Lieutenant Kathleen Nash uncover the crown jewels of Germany - more diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls than are gathered in any one place outside the Tower of London. Nash and Durant manage to get the gems to New York, where they must deal with gangsters to fence the loot. To make matters worse for the two renegade officers, Princess Sophie discovers the theft of her jewels and complains to American army headquarters. It now turns out that her brother fought for the Allies and is about to marry the future Queen of England. With double-crossing gangland figures trying to control the gems and the army closing in on them, will Kathy Nash and Jack Durant stay true to one other and their plan? Or will one sell the other out? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Winner Takes All... And More.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hessen Conspiracy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dignifying army thieves is a non-sense, yet great costumes and perfect wardrobe choice
31 July 2009 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Even though there is not much to hate or dislike about The Hessen Affair, it is not an high-quality production movie. So it's best to have least expectations before watching it; and consider that as it says at the opening scene the film is based on a true story.

During the times close to the end of World War-II when U.S. Army was in lands of Germany, Colonel Jack Durant and his German spy Roy Tarlton come across a treasure full of jewels of the crown. Colonel Durant captures this treasure and shares them with his sweetheart Lt.Kathleen Nash. Hence his spy Roy Tarlton turns against him with jealousy. Tarlton flashes this secret information to German Princess Sophie Von Hessen, who sends a letter to U.S Army Colonel Jack Durant declaring that she is the owner of the treasury. In a little while Hitler goes off the deep end, so the war draws to a close. Accordingly Colonel Durant and his sweetheart got their discharge from the army, after deciding to demonstrate the jewels of the crown as spoils of war with the assistance of a lawyer named Maloney, to the Chief Warrant Officer. After coming to NYC, Lt.Kathleen Nash charms a Las Vegas casino owner to sell the treasury. In the meantime, Colonel Durant faces hard circumstances like losing his accountant and lawyer against Roy Tarlton. Roy appears in NYC as well to put up a trouble on Durant. But working separately for the same purpose, Durant and Nash prevail over Tarlton selling the treasure to the Vegas millionaire at a very high cost.

There are no good guy nor bad guy in the film. A happy ending awaits for the leading part. The story is very unique, but screenplay hasn't been transferred well enough to the script. Billy Zane acted pretty good. I guess he was the only one that fits with his character. Leading actress Lyne Renee, a 30-year-old Belgian nymph, has nothing <...no talent, no capacity, no voice, no capability, no harmony...> but her charming beauty. Here ,of course, the best job has done by the costume designer of the film crew: Karyn Wagner. The nostalgic French style see-through black lingerie for women of the 1960s' -that has introduced by Brigitte Bardot once- ... The charm of the red high heel shoes on a woman... The official mini skirt wear... The jewelry choice for a naked woman body -that also has been displayed in Titanic(1998) before-... And the best choice for a morning dress for the women is ,of course, to wear her man's white dress-look shirt with the top 3 buttons and cuff links undone... The loudest applause for Karyn Wagner, who also costumed the actors in the Notebook(2004) and the Green Mile(1999) a while ago. If someone ,like me, wants to edit a short compilation movie of the nude and sex-related scenes of this film, it wouldn't be less than 15 minutes. Although, the images and scenes are not disturbing; that's how it must be done. It's still good and OK to watch with whole family.

Don't ask me the technical aspects, I wonder if there is any. It's a silent, more talking less action type of movie and the sound at the action scenes cannot be evaluated as average. Cinematography is low, we cannot even tell which scenes are in studio which scenes are open-air. Basically the light scheme is a total failure. Camera works are so-so; camera movements and locations are good enough to keep your eyes open till the end. It can be a boring film, but it's never a sleeper. You cannot tell what's going to happen next. This also possesses the only good aspect of the film that holds the watching loyalty of the viewer: There is always a little mystery through a suspension.


19 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone know release date? hmac58
Nudity the whole family can enjoy bobgk4
Discuss The Hessen Conspiracy (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?