Eye of the Needle Movie Review Summary

Actors: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Cazenove, Stephen MacKenna

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Based on the Ken Follett novel, EYE OF THE NEEDLE is a British movie directed by Richard Marquand in 1981.
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Faber is a German spy who passes information to the Nazis from London. He doesn't hesitate to coldly kill everyone suspecting his activity. At the end of WWII, Faber is ordered to come back to Berlin. As he tries to reach the submarine that waits for him near the Scottish coast, his boat is shipwrecked. Luckily, Faber reaches a small island whose sole inhabitants are an English family and the lighthouse keeper.

Faber and Lucy, whose husband is a crippled, will fall in love but when the young woman finally understands the real activity of Faber, she will have to fight for her life while the storm prevents the police from coming to help her.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal/victim falls in love with victim/criminal

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   peddle boat Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   stranded Misc setting    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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