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The Boys from Brazil

  • Film

Time Out says

Ira Levin's novel was so obviously devised for the cinema that it reads more like a script. Its premise was ingenious: why has a Nazi hit team from South America begun a systematic slaughter of innocuous middle-aged professional men all over Europe? The answer should have made a great thriller, but the film is sunk by a series of preposterous performances. There are more phony German accents than in a prep school version of Colditz, and Levin's expert plotting is buried beneath an avalanche of lines like 'Vat are we goink to do?'. Easy answer.
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Release Details

  • Duration:125 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Franklin J Schaffner
  • Screenwriter:Heywood Gould
  • Cast:
    • Gregory Peck
    • Laurence Olivier
    • James Mason
    • Lilli Palmer
    • Uta Hagen
    • Steven Guttenberg
    • Denholm Elliot
    • Rosemary Harris
    • John Dehner
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