After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former S.S. members, called "O.D.E.S.S.A.", as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the S.S. Captain, "O.D.E.S.S.A.", and his own family.
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There was an organization called ODESSA. This story is based on real incidents. For obvious reasons, names and places have been changed.
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was on-set throughout the production, with the script calling for his being on-camera in eighty percent of the scenes. The production notes stated the part was (at least at the time) perhaps Voight's "most grueling role". Welcome respite on the set included regular visits from his wife Marcheline Bertrand
and their infant son, Jamie, who was the "pet" of the cast and crew. See more
In the final scene, Old Marx is in Jerusalem, alone in the Hall of Remembrance "saying Kaddish." Kaddish must be said by a minyan of at least 10 men, otherwise it is not considered Kaddish. Therefore, Salomon Tauber's request would also most likely not have been for, essentially, one person: "will some kind friend please say Kaddish for me?" See more
[in disgust, to Roschmann
You are not even worth a bullet!
West German TV version was edited to remove the text at the beginning (which provides background information) and flashback scenes of Roschmann's atrocities in the KZ. See more
Referenced in Adelaide's Silver Screens
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
(English) and André Heller
(as Andre Heller) (German)
Sung by Perry Como See more