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The Looking Glass War (film)

The Looking Glass War
Directed by Frank Pierson
Produced by John Box (producer)
M.J. Frankovich (executive producer)
William Kirby (associate producer)
Written by John le Carré (novel The Looking Glass War)
Frank Pierson
Starring Christopher Jones
Pia Degermark
Ralph Richardson
Music by Angela Morley
Cinematography Austin Dempster
Edited by Willy Kemplen
108 minutes
Country UK
Language English

The Looking Glass War is a 1969 British film directed by Frank Pierson.


  • Plot summary 1
  • Cast 2
  • Soundtrack 3
  • External links 4

Plot summary

Polish defector Leiser (Christopher Jones) is offered by MI6 a chance at UK citizenship if he agrees to undertake a mission into East Germany. (This to replace an already murdered MI6 agent.) The mission, (To gather photographic intelligence on a covert East German rocket system in violation of international agreements.) begins to go wrong from the start when, having arrived in East Germany, he's forced to murder a lorry driver for rejecting his 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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