THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is a movie directed by John Frankenheimer in 1962. Based on a Richard Condon novel.
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Laurence Harvey and his platoon have been kidnapped by Russians in the middle of the Korean war. After having been brainwashed and hypnotized during three days, they are released. Harvey is decorated as a war hero and begins to work as a journalist. His mother's second husband, Senator John Iselin, is campaigning in order to obtain the republican investigation. Meanwhile, Frank Sinatra and other members of the platoon have recurrent dreams about their captivity period. One understands soon that Harvey is unconsciously manipulated by the Russian secret services who can hypnotize him whenever it's necessary in order to make him do what he's meant to do. Who must he kill ?
A must of the political fiction genre.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler