Brief Film Reviews

Dancing with Oskar Werner

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Fahrenheit 451
The first film I ever saw Oskar Werner in was the stylish 60’s sci-fi flick FAHRENHEIT 451. I was struck by Oskar’s beauty, his magnificent voice and his gentle manner. He was an actor that really stood out as unique.
SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
This film provides one of Richard Burton’s finest film roles and a juicy supporting role for Oskar as the Stasi agent who interrogates Burton’s character, a British spy.
DECISION AT DAWN
This is one of my favorite Oskar films, the film takes place towards the end of WWII was filmed in on location in post-war Germany so the destruction of the cities where the story takes place is clearly visible and adds to the atmosphere. A very fine, early role for Oskar in his first American film.
JULES ET JIM
One of the most well-known of the French New Wave films, this one is a classic. Jeanne Moreau plays a character who is quite obviously crazy and Oskar is one of the two men who love her. A classic!
SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
Fantastic role for Oskar in this one even though Anthony Quinn has the lead role, it’s Oskar who’s performance haunts you after the film ends.

THE LAST TEN DAYS
Fascinating German film about the last ten days of Hitler in the Bunker in Berlin.
VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED
Oskar’s last film role in this story based on a true story of the MS St. Louise.

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