The Odessa File


The Odessa File

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The Odessa File is set in Hamburg in the winter of 1963. Jon Voight plays Peter Miller, a German reporter who is investigating the whereabouts of missing Nazi war criminals. After reading the diary of a Holocaust survivor who has recently committed suicide, Miller goes on the trail of in-hiding SS officer Eduard Roschmann (Maximilian Schell). The reporter finds his investigation blocked by members of a secretive group called Odessa. With the help of Israeli activists, Miller persists in his search. Schell's sister Maria also appears in The Odessa File as Miller's mother, the widow of a German soldier. Based on a nailbiting novel by Frederick Forsyth, The Odessa File is highlighted by the exquisitely Teutonic score of Andrew Lloyd Webber. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Jon Voight
as Peter Miller
Maximilian Schell
as Eduard Roschmann
Maria Schell
as Frau Miller
Derek Jacobi
as Klaus Wenzer
Shmuel Rodensky
as Simon Wiesenthal
Werner Bruhns
as Magazine Publisher Hoffmann
Joachim D. Mues
as Wehrmacht Captain
Peter Jeffrey
as David Porath
Klaus Lowitsch
as Gustav MacKensen
Hannes Messemer
as Gen. Glocks
Garfield Morgan
as Israeli General
Ernst Schroeder
as Werner Deilman
Noel Willman
as Franz Bayer
Hans Caninberg
as Dr. Ferdinand Schultz
Towje Kleiner
as Solomon Tauber
Günter Meisner
as Gen. Greifer
Til Kiwe
as Medal Shop Proprietor
Gunnar Moeller
as Karl Braun
Günter Strack
as Police Official Kunik
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Critic Reviews for The Odessa File

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Audience Reviews for The Odessa File

  • May 20, 2011
    Frederick Forsyth's novel, The Odessa File, adaptation have a terrific work of the Ronald Neame, that make the audience, together with Jon Voight's character, Peter Miller, discover, all that involved. Tense, chilling, fun and extremely good writing. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2009
    Saw it as it was highly applauded by most of the viewers, but unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations & proved to be just an average fare.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2009
    a strong post war story that's a little slow starring a rather younger looking than i'm used to jon voight and surprise surprise maximilian schell playing a nazi baddie
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 25, 2008
    Great film. Bit dated now but brillaince of the writting says it all.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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