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Q: Title of the movie ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Title of the movie
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: orchidandy-ga
List Price: $4.50
Posted: 16 Aug 2002 13:29 PDT
Expires: 15 Sep 2002 13:29 PDT
Question ID: 55389
Need title of a movie set in Germany about 1960 which saw the rise of
Nazism. Male star was slight, Germanic and blonde haired.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 16 Aug 2002 13:45 PDT
Any more details you can remember about this movie would be helpful.

Request for Question Clarification by actualwolf-ga on 16 Aug 2002 13:47 PDT
Do you remember anything more specific about the movie?

The details are kind of vague and could be any number of films.  The
first film that sprang to my mind was _Carbaret_ (1972) ( )  starring the very slight, blonde,
and Germanic Michael York.

But somehow I doubt that that's it . . .

More specifics would help us better answer your question.
Subject: Re: Title of the movie
Answered By: chromedome-ga on 16 Aug 2002 19:06 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello, Orchidandy!

It was a logical inconsistency in your question that put me onto the
right track.  You described the movie as being set in 1960, but
dealing with the rise of Nazism.

Now, Nazism arose (of course) in the late 1930's.  However, Frederick
Forsyth's "The Odessa File", a very popular thriller, is set in the
early 1960's.  The plot revolves around a secretive group of former
Nazi officers, the Odessa, who (among other things)are attempting to
destroy the state of Israel by building rockets for Nasser's Egypt.

Their conspiracy is sniffed out by a young reporter, who turns out in
the end to have a personal reason for getting involved.  This
character, in the 1974 movie version, was played by a young and very
blond Jon Voight.  See the listing here, at the Internet Movie

Look at the posters and watch the trailer - or better yet, rent it, it
was a decent thriller - and I think you'll find it's the movie you're
looking for.  The time frame, the theme, and the physical description
of the star all agree.

Search strategy?

I'd read the book and seen the movie, so I was quite sure this was the
one.  However, in all things film-related I turn to IMDB first, so I
went there to confirm the physical description of the male lead, and
the synopsis of the plot.

Thank you for a fun question to kick off the weekend!


Clarification of Answer by chromedome-ga on 16 Aug 2002 19:07 PDT
That should read..."Nazism the late 1920's."

My apologies for the typo.
orchidandy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Chromedome was correct and picked up my typo on Neo-Nazism too. Very
informative and I will be renting the video tonight.

Subject: Re: Title of the movie
From: bobbie7-ga on 16 Aug 2002 13:41 PDT
You could try German Film Resources.

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