Eye of the Needle (1981)

R   |    |  Romance, Thriller, War


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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.


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23 May 1999 | Paul-250
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| A Surprisingly Good Wartime Thriller
This film about a German agent trying to escape from Britain might seem to offer limited scope for interest, but Sutherland's menacing performance and the events on the island turn it into something approaching a study in psychopathy, laden with uncertainty and fear. The vulnerability of Lucy (Kate Nelligan, a sensitive and intelligent but definitely pre-feminist woman helps to give the film an added poignancy. Sutherland's performance is such that we are always fascinated by the damaged and ruthless character he portrays. Those who dislike war films may find themselves surprised by this film.

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Gross USA:

$17,583,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,583,634

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