Funeral in Berlin

Funeral in Berlin

Guy Hamilton (1966)

97min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Following the success of The Ipcress File, Michael Caine returned as Harry Palmer in this dense thriller that is so full of ingenious plotlines that you need to have your wits about you to follow what's going on. Caine travels behind the Iron Curtain to persuade Communist spy boss Oscar Homolka to defect, only to run into Israeli agent Eva Renzi who is tracking down Nazi war criminals. In keeping with Len Deighton's novel, the film blends action with sardonic humour and suspense, and it's all held together by Guy Hamilton's skilful, albeit rather dour, direction.

Summary

Former crook and disreputable spy Harry Palmer has to carefully engineer the defection of a Russian officer responsible for safeguarding vital military secrets - but the mission proves less than straightforward. Cold War thriller and the second film to feature Len Deighton's character, starring Michael Caine, Eva Renzi, Oscar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid and Guy Doleman.

Cast & Crew

Harry Palmer Michael Caine
Samantha Steel Eva Renzi
Johnny Vulkan Paul Hubschmid
Col Stok Oscar Homolka
Ross Guy Doleman
Mrs Ross Rachel Gurney
Hallam Hugh Burden
Aaron Levine Heinz Schubert
Director Guy Hamilton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: video and DVD
Drama