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The Passage (1979)

During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.

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Complete credited cast:
... The Basque
... Prof. John Bergson
... Capt. Von Berkow
... Ariel Bergson
... Leah Bergson
... The Gypsy
... Paul Bergson
Robert Rhys ... Gypsy Son
... Perea
... Alain Renoudot
... Guide
Neville Jason ... Lt. Reinke
... Major
Rose Alba ... Madame Alba
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During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.

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An ice-swept escape route in front of them. A cold-blooded killer behind them. The only way out is up. See more »

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26 February 1979 (Turkey)  »

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A Passagem  »

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This film is the only ever screen credit as a producer (an associate) for Maurice Binder who is most well-known for being a title designer in movies particularly for his signature work on the Bond pictures. Binder though did not do the titles for this film. See more »

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finger chopping scene
8 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Yes many dislike it but this film in the performance of McDowell manages to capture everything that was terrifying about the Nazi regime, there is an authentic atmosphere of dread and oppression, more so than any other film about WW2 made, how it was in occupied territories.

The stand out scene is the one where he interrogates the Michel Lonsdale resistance man, and chops off his fingers while cooking dinner, we don't see it the camera pans away, but it still is terrifying! More so than any Texas chainsaw film! Yes they really did things like this the SS! Watch it now!


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