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Time Out says

Len Deighton's cold and vivid view of cynical power-mongering, his existential anti-heroes coopted forcibly into a labyrinthine and rigid power structure, translated an American idiom into a specifically British context. It is an acerbic distillation that should have fuelled a far richer strand of cinema than it has. Shonteff's film catches Deighton's nuances of power and corruption, but sequences that do for starters hardly work as a continuing ploy; and soon characters are locked in limp confrontation, exchanging increasingly cryptic chunks of information while the plot works towards total incomprehensibility.
Written by VG

Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lindsay Shonteff
  • Cast:
    • Michael Petrovitch
    • Philip Latham
    • Don Fellows
    • Michael Gwynne
    • Nicholas Parsons
    • Tessa Wyatt
    • Derren Nesbitt
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