The Innocent Movie Review 1993

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Cold War thriller has naive British engineer Leonard Markham (Scott) sent to Berlin in 1955 by Brits who are warily cooperating with the U.S. forces. He's turned over to CIA operator Bob Glass (Hopkins) and asked to intercept communications between East Germany and the Soviet Union. Glass continually warns Markham not to trust anyone, including Maria (Rossellini), the married German woman with whom he begins an affair. Failure to build necessary suspense and performances leads to disappointing one-note display. Based on the novel by McEwan.


Miramax Film Corp., 8439 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069-1921, Phone: (323)650-2937, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from German, British.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Cold War Spies, Postwar, Berlin, Books to Film: Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan
Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Isabella Rossellini, Hart Bochner, James Grant, Jeremy Sinden, Ronald Nitschke
John Schlesinger
Gerald Gouriet
Norma Heyman, Chris Sievernich, Ann Dubinet, Miramax

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