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The Assignment (1977)

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A Swedish diplomat travels to a civil war in a Latin American country. His mission is to mediate between the two extremist groups.

Director:

Mats Arehn

Writers:

Per Wahlöö (novel), Mats Arehn (manuscript) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Plummer ... Kaptain Behounek
Thomas Hellberg ... Dalgren
Carolyn Seymour ... Danica
Fernando Rey ... Bidara
Per Oscarsson ... Sixto
Sten Johan Hedman Sten Johan Hedman ... Lopez (as Sten Hedman)
Walter Gotell ... Frankenheimer
Lauritz Falk ... de Maré
Palle Granditsky Palle Granditsky ... Hammar
Rosette Graboi Rosette Graboi ... Fransisca
Gabor Vernon ... General Gami
Johan Clason Johan Clason ... Fernandez
Miguel Franco Miguel Franco ... Larrinaga's Murderer
Stefan Gryff Stefan Gryff ... Ortega (as Stephen Gryff)
David Swift ... Zaforteza
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A Swedish diplomat travels to a civil war in a Latin American country. His mission is to mediate between the two extremist groups.

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Sommarens stora internationella thriller

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Thriller

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It could be better
27 March 2002 | by Marcio CuzziolSee all my reviews

Ordinary political thriller. Swedish representative is sent to an imaginary country in South America where a revolution is erupting. His assignment: to organize and mediate a conference between the government and the revolutionaries. Reading it doesn't seem bad, but watching... things just don't work, it is boring most time. Non-charismatic Thomas Hellberg plays an unsympathetic role, a "perfect" match for the hero. And the good supporting cast can't help. A Swedish production, oddly shot in Portugal, aiming the international market.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

11 July 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assignment See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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