The Odessa File

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1974

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Director:
Ronald Neame
Released:
1974
Rating:
PG
The Odessa File is a 1974 spy-thriller based on a fictional novel by Frederick Forsyth. A young German journalist named Peter Miller (Jon Voight) stumbles upon the diary of an old Jewish man who has just committed suicide. As he reads his diary, he learns about the old man's horrific experiences during WWII. This only further intrigues Peter to dig deeper into the man's past. His investigation leads him to a man named Eduard Roschmann (Maximillian Schell) who ran the concentration camp in Latvia where the old man was held. Learning that Roschmann is now part of ODESSA, an organization for former Nazi members, Peter sets out to hunt him down. He is supported by the Israeli Secret Service on his mission. Peter is thrown off course when he learns his family is involved in Roschmann's past. The film, directed by Ronald Neame, also stars Maria Schell, Mary Tamm, Derek Jacobi, Peter Jeffrey, Klaus Lowitsch, and Kurt Meisel.
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