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The move is, would I say, a very average work of an amateurish film maker. Everything is done straight, like in a court record. And the movie is saved only by the brilliant performance of Tim Pigott-Smith. One scene is very puzzling to me. There was a joke in the former Soviet Union. Two Russians keep a conversation. One says: "We have to kill all the Jews and the hair cutters." The other guy thinks a bit and answers with amusement: "But why the hair cutters?" About the same line is used in this movie. The British security officer tells Wodehouse that his companion, Mackintosh, was a collaborator. The officer continues: "Mackintosh translated to English the texts of the German marches and some anti-Semitic books." Wodehouse, like the Russian guy from the Soviet joke, asks with amusement: "German marches?" That line says a lot about the British state of mind and the quality of this movie.
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