Dr. Josef Mengele clones Hitler 95 times, and hopes to raise the resulting boys in Brazil. His ultimate plan is to create the Fourth Reich. Ezra Lieberman, a Nazi hunter, learns of the plan and is determined to thwart it.
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Whoa. This is not what I thought this film was about. I enjoyed the humour because it so contrasted with the complexities of the bonkers plot. It took me a while to get used to Olivier in this modern world, because to me he is Maxim De Winter, Nelson, Heathcliff, Hamlet. I need to see more of his later work, because he is more than that, he's funny.
An absolutely ludicrous watch from start to finish. Tonally it's all over the place with drama, comedy & the absurd mashed together in rather unsubtle fashion. The fact James Mason & Gregory Peck are Nazis along with Laurence Olivier as a Nazi hunter is truly bizarre. Watching the aging Olivier & Peck wrestle in a bloody heap with their dubious German accents is the peak of the film's odd, hammy allure.
This is easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen so it's quite worth a look if only to shake your head in utter disbelief about the number of renowned actors and actresses who took part in this atrocity. Gregory Peck delivers a perfomance which is awful and tasteless in every possible way. Laurence Olivier is the better overactor but an overactor all the same. Direction, script, music are all utterly terrible.
OLIVIER executioner in Marathon Man (does it hurt?) is here nazi hunter! Bestseller adapter SCHAFFNER made his film after an improbable book by Ira LEVIN. Grotesk & delirious. === Ancien bourreau nazi (Marathon Man), OLIVIER en devient chasseur! Après PAPILLON, SCHAFFNER adapte LEVIN. Grotesque & délirant. Watch rather good 78 movies like Gates of Heaven, Midnight Express, Blue Collar, Days of Heaven, Interiors.
You are born of the noblest blood in the world. You have it within you to fulfill ambitions one thousand times greater than those at which you presently dream, and you shall fulfill them, Bobby. You shall.
Should be terrible. Actually aims low and delivers to this level satisfyingly. The genetics are ill informed if not outlandish for the before the birth part. The rest is pretty good, if not leaving behind a huge impression. Some of the scenes have inspired lighting.
Sampled in presence of a German von something to ascertain (badly managed) accents :).