Montgomery Cliff (in his last role) plays James Bower, an American physicist visiting West Germany who's recruited by a shady CIA agent, named Adam, to help them with the defection of a Russian scientist. But an East German secret agent, named Peter Heinzeman, learns of Bower's meeting with Adam and threatens Bower to mind his own business, while Bower learns of a back story to all this involving stolen microfilm that each side wants.
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At the end of the movie, the monument inscribed "zum gedenken an die opfer der kriege" means "to commemorate the victims of war". See more
Early in the film, Bower is talking to Heinzmann. Bower is holding his cigarette vertically because he has a long ash. The POV switches and Bower has his hand down and cigarette horizontal, still with a long ash on it and he quickly taps the ash off into the ashtray. See more
Counselor Peter Heinzmann
He seems to suffer from a disease I can only call "espionitus".
Most items in the closing credits appear and/or disappear in time with rhythms in the final music. See more
Referenced in Machine Gun McCain