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"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?"
It‘s slick, riveting stuff, grippingly pieced together.[...]
a wonderfully enjoyable programme.
- DAILY TELEGRAPH
a symphony of pristine images
Film of the Year.
a gutsy drama and a vivid parable...it feels contemporary and as sharp as a tack. This is a really good film.
"Rudolph Herzog's documentary offers deep insights into the world of East-West espionage with all its turmoils."
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
"intrguing...[a] fascinating study of jokes during the Third Reich...raises compelling questions"
-THE SUNDAY TIMES
”meticulously researched and thrillingly told – reading this is as informative as it is spine-chillingly entertaining"
"a tale of negligence and hubris that makes one speechless... at other times one can't help but laugh out loud"