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The Odessa File Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Derek Jacobi, Mary Tamm

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Based on the Frederick Forsyth novel, THE ODESSA FILE is a movie directed by Ronald Neame in 1974.
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Peter Miller, a German journalist, stumbles upon the diary of an old survivor of the Riga concentration camp and learns that the commanding officer of that camp -Eduard Roschmann- is still alive in Germany under a pseudonym. While trying to pinpoint Roschmann, Miller will have to face ODESSA, an organization of nazis who haven't given up the idea of ruling the world.

Helped by Simon Wiesenthal and Jewish secret agents, Miller tries to sneak into ODESSA but is soon the target of the ODESSA killers. Fortunately, Miller has the opportunity to steal a file which lists the new identities of all the ODESSA members. Now Miller is after Roschmann who has become a wealthy industrial.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage The terrorist enemy is...    -   racists/kkk/nazis

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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