After the death of all his agents in Berlin, former Bristish spy Alec Leamas is on his own. After falling in love with a liberian named Nan Perry, he beats up a local grocer and is thrown in jail. He is then recruited and taken to East Germany, all part of a plan to kill off the head of East Geman Counter-Intelligence. Leamas meets with the Deputy-Head of East Geman Counter-Intelligence and gives information incriminating the head, this leads to a trail where the Head is charged with treason. During the trail, Nan is brought in and reveals that Leamas is still working for British Intelligence. Leamas admits that his job was to give false information to incriminate the head of East Geman Counter-Intelligence. It is then revealed that the man he was sent to set up is a British agent, it was his deputy that was the target of the trail. The film ends tragiclly with both Leamas and Nan being killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Matthew W. Kresal