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Funeral in Berlin (1966) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Guy Hamilton and produced by Harry Saltzman.

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Michael Caine Attends a Funeral in Berlin

By Rick29 on Mar 13, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In this 1966 follow-up to the previous year's Ipcress File, Michael Caine returns as Cockney thief-turned-spy Harry Palmer. The bespectacled Palmer still works for British intelligence and he's gotten a promotion. The bad news is that he remains on a suspended prison sentence and needs an interest-f... Read full article


Michael Caine Attends a Funeral in Berlin

By Rick29 on Mar 13, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In this 1966 follow-up to the previous year's Ipcress File, Michael Caine returns as Cockney thief-turned-spy Harry Palmer. The bespectacled Palmer still works for British intelligence and he's gotten a promotion. The bad news is that he remains on a suspended prison sentence and needs an interest-f... Read full article


Funeral in Berlin (1966)

By Brandy Dean on Oct 28, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

The global success of the James Bond franchise spawned a million imitators, ranging from the sublime to the silly. The Harry Palmer trilogy, featuring The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin,?and?Billion Dollar Brain,?were arguably the best of the lot and a close runner-up to Bond himself. Michael Caine... Read full article


Funeral in Berlin (1966)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Ex-con turned British spy Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is sent to Berlin on a mission. He must find Soviet intelligence officer in charge of the Berlin Wall, Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka) and make him defect from his position. Palmer is tasked to concoct an elaborate escape out of Berlin for Stok wit... Read full article


Funeral in Berlin (1966)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Ex-con turned British spy Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is sent to Berlin on a mission. He must find Soviet intelligence officer in charge of the Berlin Wall, Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka) and make him defect from his position. Palmer is tasked to concoct an elaborate escape out of Berlin for Stok wit... Read full article


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Colonel Stok: If there is a mistake, the KRAPOs will be shooting at me.
Harry Palmer: That'll be nice: you'll find out what it's like to be an East German.
Colonel Stok: You are insolent! Do you think this job, this loathsome Wall, is all I've done for Communism? Does Smolensk mean anything to you, or Stalingrad?
[chuckles]
Colonel Stok: I look at your stupid face and I think you mean what you say. I like you, you're good at your job. You need only one thing.
Harry Palmer: What's that?
Colonel Stok: A reason for doing it.
Harry Palmer: I get paid.
Colonel Stok: £30 a week? Is it worth it - to be a tool of the generals? A tool for making trouble? Trouble makes arms, arms make money...
Harry Palmer: When you get to England, we'll give you a soapbox. You sure you want to defect tomorrow?
Colonel Stok: I told you, I'm still a good Communist. When a man leaves his wife, he remembers his wedding night. Communism was the love of my youth, and I've been faithful... until now. I was with Antomikov Sanko at the storming of the Winter Palace in 1917. Do you know what that means in Russia?
Harry Palmer: Yes, I think so. It means you're an expendable hero.


Harry Palmer: I'm sorry, I just don'f feel like an Edmund Duff.


[On his proposed defection]
Colonel Stok: And for you it is a propaganda victory - my name is worth a headline.
Harry Palmer: We get plenty of Russians. It's a pity you're not Chinese.


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Facts about

Hugh Burden replaced Max Adrian.
Average Shot Length = ~5.8 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds.
Russian soldiers on the east side of the Berlin wall purposely disrupted filming by using mirrors to reflect sunlight into the film cameras. The scene where Harry Palmer walks to Checkpoint Charlie for the first time had to be filmed from a long distance for that reason.
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