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The Innocent (1993)

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A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love ... See full summary »

Director:

John Schlesinger

Writers:

Ian McEwan (novel), Ian McEwan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Glass
Isabella Rossellini ... Maria
Campbell Scott ... Leonard
Ronald Nitschke Ronald Nitschke ... Otto
Hart Bochner ... Russell
James Grant James Grant ... MacNamee
Jeremy Sinden Jeremy Sinden ... Captain Lofting
Richard Durden ... Black
Corey Johnson ... Lou
Richard Good Richard Good ... Piper
Lena Lessing Lena Lessing ... Jenny
Dana Golombek Dana Golombek ... Charlotte
Susanne Jansen Susanne Jansen ... Mermaid Singer
Christine Gerlach Christine Gerlach ... Woman with Dog
Ludger Pistor ... German Informer
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A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman, who will take him on the dark side of evil. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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At a time of intrigue. In a world of secrets. The only thing you can trust is your heart.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, brief language and a sequence of violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El inocente See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Gross USA:

$553,454
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Was supposed to be directed by Jon Amiel. See more »

Goofs

About two-thirds into the film, an unconscious man is discovered lying fully clothed on a bed. The first shot of the man shows only his left hand, palm down, near the left side of the bed. This implies that he is lying on his back. But moments later, in a wider shot, the man is shown lying face down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #2.226 (1995) See more »

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OH MEIN PAPA
Composed by Paul Burkhardt (as Paul Burkhard), John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
Published by Musikverlag und Bühnenvertrieb
Shapiro Bernstein and Co. Inc.
Peter Morris Music Co. Ltd.
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Disappointing Hopkins effort
31 January 2000 | by flyboy-12See all my reviews

Is it a spy story? Is it a murder thriller? Is it a love story? This movie tries to be all three and ends up being a mess.

Anthony Hopkins effort as an American security officer is uneven and almost lacking in emotion. His strong American nasal accent which reminds me of his role in the "Road to Wellville" fades as the movie goes on and almost lapses to his native English.

On the other hand Campbell Scott, an American, does an outstanding job of playing an English scientist to the limits of the convoluted script. One can't help wondering if an important 30 minutes of story was left on the cutting room floor.

Probably the only scene of interest is in the final 10 minutes of the picture and it occurs at an airport in Berlin. The common views and elements of the scene as compared to the airport scene in "Casablanca" are probably intentional as Isabella Rossellini is the daughter of Ingrid Bergman.

My suggestion is to watch "Casablanca" first then the final 10 minutes of this movie as that is about all anyone will want to remember of "The Innocent".


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