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The Passage Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Lee

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Based on the novel by Bruce Nicolaysen, "The Passage" stars Anthony Quinn as a Basque shepherd asked by agents Renoudot (Michael Lonsdale) and Perea (Marcel Bozzuffi) of the under ground to lead Professor Bergson (James Mason) and his family across the Pyrenees. The shepherd agrees to give four days to help. It's only when he gets to where Professor Bergson is being hid that the sheperd finds out it's four people he needs to get over the mountains to France: adult son Paul (Paul Clemens), adult daughter Leah (Kay Lenz), and Bergson's ailing wife Ariel (Patricia Neal). They barely escape the hiding place when Capt. Von Berkow (Malcolm McDowell) knocks down the door. Von Berkow finds Renoudot outside. He eventually tortures Renoudot to find out where the shepherd is leading the Bergeson family and this sets Von Berkow on the trail of the Bergesons. Though seemingly always on the cusp of capture, the shepherd manages to get the family to the mountains where Ariel tries to keep but ultimately dies in the snow. The sheperd implores them to keep going because Von Berkow is only a couple of hours behind them. When Von Berkow finally catches up with them there is a climactic end involving the snow.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Wandering in wilderness    -   Yes wilderness plot    -   being chased in the wilderness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Germany Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   climbing with ropes Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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