Article #481 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 7-9-2002
Posting date: 12-2-2002

A floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean finds itself the target of a saboteur.

This is the German version of the movie I covered a couple of days ago. Though it has a completely different cast as the English version (as does the French version), it is directed by the same man and for all practical reasons unfolds in the same way. This version is almost twenty-five minutes longer than the English version, which means either the English version I have is incomplete or it was given a somewhat condensed treatment; outside of a couple of short montages and some conversation scenes that seem to run longer, I really didn’t notice much different between the two versions. However, this one has Peter Lorre in the photographer role, which makes it of interest to fans of his. It might be interesting some time to sit down with both versions and do a scene-by-scene comparison.


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