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Chinese Boxes (1984)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 29 November 1984 (UK)
An American (Will Patton) in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.

Director:

Christopher Petit

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson (screenplay), Christopher Petit (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Will Patton ... Marsh
Gottfried John ... Zwemmer
Adelheid Arndt Adelheid Arndt ... Sarah
Robbie Coltrane ... Harwood
Beate Jensen Beate Jensen ... Donna
Susanne Meierhofer Susanne Meierhofer ... Eva
Jonathan Kinsler ... Alan
L.M. Kit Carson ... Crewcut
Chris Sievernich Chris Sievernich ... Snake
Martin Müller Martin Müller ... Frank
Jochen von Vietinghoff Jochen von Vietinghoff ... Supplier
Ben De Jong Ben De Jong ... Russian Gunman
Michael Büttner Michael Büttner ... Policeman
Michael Maichle Michael Maichle ... Policeman
Edgar Hinz Edgar Hinz ... Heavy
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An American (Will Patton) in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.

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No friends left alive. No passport. No way out.


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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixa Chinesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Is That All There Is ?
Written and Produced by Jerry Leiber (uncredited) and Mike Stoller (uncredited)
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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This is one odd movie
12 January 2004 | by ionamay48See all my reviews

I watched this fairly carefully the first time through, and I must admit, I had a devil of a time tryig to figure out what it was about! The excellent photo-play and first class music score kept my interest, as well as the interesting and excellent cast. The camera shots are very well done and use very interesting subject matter. The music is unique and very well thought out. Lots of ambience in this one. Maybe not the greatest budget- but since when did a large budget guarantee a good movie? this is a cult movie to be sure, and will take numerous viewing for the gist of the plot to really show itself, as there is no telegraphing of any pertinent info about the plot...you must deduce a lot about what is going on...making it intellectually stimulating.Beate Jensen (plays Donna) is particularly interesting and a very fine actress. All in all I would recommend this as a more cerebral film of intrigue and mystery. See what you think! If you can find it that is!


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