The Odessa File

The Odessa File

  • 1974
  • PG
  • 130 min
  • UK, West Germany
  • drama, thriller

Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame

Writer: Kenneth Ross, George Markstein

Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Mary Tamm, Maria Schell, Derek Jacobi

Neame's uninspired direction has a great performance by Jon Voight get thrown under the train.

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Main Cast


Certificate: PG

Genres: drama, thriller

Categories: nazi war criminal, journalist, secret organization, manhunt, concentration camp, nazi, ss officer


Producer: John Woolf

Editor: Ralph Kemplen

Casting: Renate Neuchl, Jenia Reissar

Director of photography: Oswald Morris

Costume design: Monika Bauert

Production design: Rolf Zehetbauer

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 130 min

Country: UK, West Germany

Language: English, German

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color (Eastmancolor)