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This little movie is an exciting sleeper. It is a fictional story of a
incident about a small circus in an Eastern Bloc country that planned to
escape to the West during the cold war. With uniformly excellent
performances by all one of its unique accomplishments is the creation of a
real sense of place. Although most of the cast is North American and speak
in English, through the use of carefully written dialog, well thought out
characterizations and wordrobe you have no doubt that you are in a foreign
country listening to people speaking in their own language.
A real candidate for resurrection and re-isse.
Undoubtedly one of the worst little films ever made. The well-known "shlock" movies have no pretensions, don't take themselves too seriously and at least give the viewer a few laughs. "Dondi" is a true BOMB with no redeeming features which, when originally released, probably went long way to undermine US/Korean relations. As Leonard Maltin suggests, "Watch this film and you will understand why David Janssen became a fugitive!"