The Odessa File

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Adapted from Frederick Forsyth's bestseller, a straightforward slice of investigative journalism that has Young Germany trying to reconcile itself to the evils of Nazism as Voight hunts down a protected war criminal (Schell) now high up in industry. Voight's performance gives credibility to his character's obsession, but even that cannot overcome the discrepancy between the deeper themes (mass execution and the expiation of guilt) and the routine nature of this piece of box-office action adventure.


Release details

129 mins

Cast and crew

Ronald Neame
Kenneth Ross, George Markstein
Jon Voight
Maximilian Schell
Maria Schell
Mary Tamm
Derek Jacobi
Peter Jeffrey
Klaus Löwitsch
Kurt Meisel
Hannes Messemer
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