Manipulation

Manipulation

Manipulation

German-language Cold War thriller set in 1950s Zurich where a special agent, closing in on his retirement, receives a major assignment: bring down Harry Wind, a top PR manager who has been accused of spying. Stars Oscar nominee Klaus Maria Brandauer (Out of Africa) as the agent in pursuit of Wind, played by Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others).

2011Rating: M90 minsSwitzerland, GermanyGerman with English subtitles
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

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Interrogation dramas tend to be rather stagy - some might say, un-cinematic - affairs on the whole, and Pascal Verdosci’s Cold War flick Manipulation is no different. Based on Swiss author Walter Matthias Diggelmann's 1962 novel The Interrogation of Harry Wind, the film gets by on the strength of its performances and narrative intrigue, but comes off perhaps a tad too low-key to deliver the potency one might want from a story involving the startling revelations that the Swiss army had plans to let off nuclear bombs back in the late ‘50s.

3.0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Interrogation dramas tend to be rather stagy - some might say, un-cinematic - affairs on the whole, and Pascal Verdosci’s Cold War flick Manipulation is no different. Based on Swiss author Walter Matthias Diggelmann's 1962 novel The Interrogation of Harry Wind, the film gets by on the strength of its performances and narrative intrigue, but comes off perhaps a tad too low-key to deliver the potency one might want from a story involving the startling revelations that the Swiss army had plans to let off nuclear bombs back in the late ‘50s.

3.0

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