The Human Factor Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nicol Williamson, Robert Morley, Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Richard Attenborough, Iman

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THE HUMAN FACTOR, based on the Graham Greene novel, was produced and directed by Otto Preminger in 1979.
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Maurice Castle (Williamson) and Arthur Davis (Jacobi) are working in the African section of the British secret services. As a Brit correspondent in Moscow reports to London that there is a leak in this section, Castle and Davis are secretly put under surveillance by their superiors. One of them, the sinister Dr. Percival, is convinced that Davis, a pound-foolish bachelor, is the one responsible for the leak. He obtains the authorization to eliminate Davis and manages to poison him. Nonetheless, secret informations keep reaching the Soviet Union.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 80% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur The terrorist enemy is...    -   commies/Russian govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   White Enclave City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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