The ODESSA File (film)

Infobox Film
name =The ODESSA File

caption = film poster by Howard Terpning| director =Ronald Neame
producer =John Woolf
writer =Kenneth Ross
George Markstein
starring =Jon Voight
Maximilian Schell
Maria Schell
music =Andrew Lloyd Webber
cinematography = Oswald Morris
editing = Ralph Kemplen
distributor =Columbia Pictures
released =1974
runtime =130 min
country = UK / West Germany
language = English
budget =
awards =
imdb_id =0071935

"The ODESSA File" is a 1974 film adaptation of the thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ex-Nazis. The film stars Jon Voight and was directed by Ronald Neame, with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Plot summary

The plot begins on November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Peter Miller, a young German reporter, happens to see an ambulance on a highway. He chases the ambulance and discovers it is en route to pick up the body of an elderly Jewish Holocaust survivor who had committed suicide, leaving behind no family. The reporter obtains the diary of the man, which contains information on his life in the World War II camps, and the names of members of the SS who ran the camp. Miller is startled to read in it that an SS officer, Eduard Roschmann, had in anger fatally shot a fellow officer whose description and rare military decorations matched those of Miller's father, who was killed in the war. Now determined to hunt Roschmann down and get revenge, Miller dares to go undercover to join and infiltrate the ODESSA and find Roschmann.

The movie's theme song was Christmas Dream.

Film cast list

*Jon Voight - Peter Miller
*Maximilian Schell - Eduard Roschmann
*Maria Schell - Frau Miller
*Mary Tamm - Sigi
*Derek Jacobi - Klaus Wenzer
*Peter Jeffrey - David Porath
*Klaus Löwitsch - Gustav Mackensen
*Kurt Meisel - Alfred Oster
*Hannes Messemer - General Richard Glücks
*Garfield Morgan - Israeli General
*Shmuel Rodensky - Simon Wiesenthal
*Ernst Schröder - Werner Deilman
*Günter Strack - Kunik
*Noel Willman - Franz Bayer
*Martin Brandt - Marx

See also

*List of Holocaust films

External links


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