Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo, Egypt to embarrass the occupiers.
Although co-Writer, co-Producer, and co-Director Michael Powell was not very pleased with this movie, nor with Sir Dirk Bogarde's performance as Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, the real Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor greatly enjoyed it, and especially for Bogarde's performance, which he described as "oneself, at the age of twenty-six". Bogarde was almost ten years older than that, in fact.
Major General Kreipe:
Kindly inform General Brauer that he is an incompetent idiot.
The fully illuminated side of the moon always points toward the sun and hence at night it must be closer to the horizon than the other side, but when we first see the moon at night the illuminated side is higher.
The UK version of the film, titled "Ill Met by Moonlight", is 11 minutes longer than the version originally released in American markets.
English, Greek, German
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