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February 9, 2003

Funeral in Berlin (1966)

Posted by Mike on February 9, 2003 11:27 AM

If From Russia With Love established one end of the "spy film" genre with its apolitical, larky approach to international espionage, and The Spy Who Came In from the Cold positioned itself as the "realistic" antithesis of Bondian glamour, Funeral in Berlin is a synthesis of the two, providing enough womanizing and caricaturized bad guys to keep things light, but with a decidedly prole Michael Caine as the cockney hero, Harry Palmer.

If you're into the genre, the ride is pretty fun. It has all the requisite twists, turns and betrayals