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a symphony of pristine images
Film of the Year.
„breaking a long-standing taboo in Germany“
- THE TIMES
It‘s slick, riveting stuff, grippingly pieced together.[...]
a wonderfully enjoyable programme.
- DAILY TELEGRAPH
”meticulously researched and thrillingly told – reading this is as informative as it is spine-chillingly entertaining"
"Filmaker Rudolph Herzog succeeds in putting across the full drama of this daring adventure [...] In the stillness of one's sitting-room, one is nothing short of amazed - and how often is one truly astonished in front of the television?"
Truggestalten creates an impressive atmosphere... a clever montage, very convincingly assembled. A most successful fiction debut.
"Rudolph Herzog's documentary offers deep insights into the world of East-West espionage with all its turmoils."
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG