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The Human Factor

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Original title
The Human Factor
Running time
115 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Tom Stoppard (Novel: Graham Greene)
Richard Logan, Gary Logan
Mike Molloy
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Mystery | Spy Film. Cold War
Movie Groups
Graham Greene Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
This tense drama was the final film from director Otto Preminger (Laura, Anatomy of a Murder), with a star-studded cast and a screenplay by Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) adapted from Graham Greene's spy novel. At the offices of the British Secret Service, mild-mannered desk agent Maurice Castle (Nicol Williamson) is faced with a moral dilemma when he watches his office mate (Derek Jacobi) brought down for counterespionage. All the while, it is Castle who has been the one secretly leaking information to the Soviets, returning a favor to an old Communist friend in South Africa who helped Castle's wife (Iman) escape to England. When a South African official (Joop Doderer) pays a visit to work with the Brits on a new project, Castle's secrets begin to unravel and his life is changed forever.
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