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A British Agent is sent to East Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.
Russian soldiers on the east side of the Berlin wall purposely disrupted filming by using mirrors to reflect sunlight into the cameras. The scene where Harry Palmer (Sir Michael Caine) walks to Checkpoint Charlie for the first time had to be filmed from a long distance for that reason.
Do you mean that Her Majesty's government employs ex-Nazis, sir?
Ross: And thieves, Palmer.
At the Villa Grunewald, about 1:16 mark: Harry Palmer facing Colonel Ross. A couple camera shots at one angle have Harry standing with his hands and arms crossed behind his back, whereas other shots at a different camera angle show him in the same position, with hands and arms at his sides, without him having moved.
Present DVD version starts with a short montage of people having a good time at Kurfürstendamm, enyoing the sun, having a coffee or beer, window shopping etc. The film then segues into the main credits set against the devastated Berlin Wall area. This short - some 15 seconds - sequence was not on previous Swedish VHS versions.
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