The Looking Glass War (film)

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The Looking Glass War
Looking glass war movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Frank Pierson
Produced by John Box
Written by Frank Pierson
Based on The Looking Glass War
by John le Carré
Starring Christopher Jones
Pia Degermark
Ralph Richardson
Music by Angela Morley
Cinematography Austin Dempster
Edited by Willy Kemplen
Frankovich Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
September 1969 (UK)
February 4, 1970 (USA)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Looking Glass War is a 1969 British film released by Columbia Pictures directed by Frank Pierson based on the 1965 novel by John le Carré.

Plot summary[edit]

Polish defector Leiser (Christopher Jones) is offered a chance at UK citizenship by MI6 - but only if he agrees to undertake a highly dangerous espionage mission behind the "iron curtain" in East Germany. Leiser's role is to replace an MI6 agent who has already been murdered, and gather photographic intelligence on a covert East German rocket system - in violation of international agreements. However, the mission goes wrong from the start when, shortly after arriving in East Germany, Leiser is forced to murder a lorry driver who makes homosexual advances. Leiser's objective is further undermined when he falls in love with an East German woman looking for a way out of the country.



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