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The Spy Who Came In From the Cold Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner

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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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Plot & Themes

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

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   prison    -   building

Writing Style

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

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