Funeral in Berlin (1966, United Kingdom)

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Funeral in Berlin  1966 crime mystery movie

Running time: 100 minutes

Language: English

Locations: the story takes place in BerlinBerlinGermany

Agent Harry Palmer is sent to Berlin, still torn between East and West during Cold War, to take care of Russian officer, who wants to defect from Soviet Union. But this time it isnít just any officer, itís Colonel Stok of KGB responsible for the Berlin Wall security. Palmer is sceptic and doesnít trust the Russian, but nevertheless he makes the preparations for the escape. Stok is ready, but makes a request that his escape is taken care by real professional that he knows by reputation - Kreutzman. Still unsure what to make of all of this Palmer arranges the meeting with Kreutzman, who prepares to smuggle Stok out of East Berlin in coffin pretending that it is funeral and everything goes according to plan... until they open the coffin.

Classic spy movie that shows the world of paranoia and deception in the Cold War duels between the spy networks. In that world no one is who he says he is and nothing is what it seems to be. Character of Harry Palmer was created as counterpoise for James Bond - instead of fairy tales and fancy gadgets what we get here is really down to earth look at the spying game.

Our rating

7.6 / 10

Movie value

8 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

5 / 5

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Creators of Funeral in Berlin

Guy Hamilton films

Guy Hamilton


Len Deighton films

Len Deighton


Evan Jones films

Evan Jones


Cast of Funeral in Berlin

Michael Caine films

Michael Caine

as Harry Palmer

Eva Renzi films --eva-renzi--

Eva Renzi

as Samantha Steel

Paul Hubschmid films --paul-hubschmid--

Paul Hubschmid

as Johnny Vulkan

Oskar Homolka films --oskar-homolka--

Oskar Homolka

as Colonel Stok

Guy Doleman films --guy-doleman--

Guy Doleman

as Ross

Heinz Schubert films --heinz-schubert--

Heinz Schubert

as Aaron Levine

Gunter Meisner films --gunter-meisner--

Gunter Meisner

as Kreutzman

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