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The Ipcress File Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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THE IPCRESS FILE is a movie directed by Sidney J. Furie in 1965. The film won the British award for Best British Film in 1966.
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Michael Caine is Harry Palmer, a spy working for the British Ministry of Defense. He's asked by his boss, Colonel Ross, to join the Counter-intelligence bureau of Major Dalby who does have a serious problem to solve. Leading british scientists are disappearing and, when they reappear a few days later, they are completely brainwashed. Thanks to his relations with Scotland Yard, Harry Palmer soon finds Grantby who is responsible for the kidnappings. As Ross asks Palmer to give him directly the informations about this case, Palmer suspects that there is a secret war going on between the secret services of Her Majesty.

The unique charm of the british spy movies of the sixties. Highly recommended.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage The terrorist enemy is...    -   terrorist group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train    -   scientific labs    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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