The Odessa File

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The Odessa File

suicide assassin based on novel or book war crimes mass murder concentration camp ss (nazi schutzstaffel) nazi investigation revenge espionage execution war criminal

The Odessa File

Release Date: October 17, 1974

Year    :   1974
Slogan    :   «Hamburg, Germany. 1963. Peter Miller is going inside the dreaded Odessa. More than a few people hope he doesn't get out... ever.»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, John Woolf Productions
Director    :   Ronald Neame
Producers    :   Pia Arnold, Renate Neuchl, Rolf Zehetbauer, John Woolf, John R. Sloan, Jenia Reissar, Dieter Meyer, Leonhard Gmür, Dietmar Siegert
Writers    :   John Rosenberg, Kenneth Ross, Frederick Forsyth, George Markstein
RunTime    :   130 mins.

After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organisation of former SS members—called ODESSA—as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA and his own family.

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