The Odessa File

Synopsis: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Ronald Neame
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

I'm a freelance.

It's not regular work,

but when I make money...

...I can make a lot of money.

I like my work.

I'm conscientious and I'm ambitious.

But I'm a freelance,

and I'm not giving that up.

You know, Monika and I

are very fond of Sigi.

- I'm very fond of you and Monika.

- Don't you want children?

You're very good with children, Peter.

Other people's children.

Do you have some reason

for asking me to this lunch? Because...

...if we continue any further

with this marriage talk... may be the end

of a wonderful friendship.

I wanted to give you this.

- What is it?

- Something to read.

It was lying beside the body

of that old man who gassed himself.

- What's so special?

- You'll see.

But it's police property.

I really shouldn't give it to you,

so keep it to yourself, huh?

I always do, Karl.


My name is Salomon Tauber.

I have lived this long only because

there was one more thing I wished to do.

The friends I have known, the sufferers

and victims of the camp, are long dead...

...and only the persecutors

are still around me.

I see their faces on the streets

in the daytime...

...and in the night

I see the face of my wife, Esther.

And I remember how she clung to me

on the train... we pulled into the station at Riga.

We had been three days and three nights

in that cattle truck from Berlin...

...without food or water.

The dead, and there were many of them,

were crowded in among us.

It was there I first saw him.

Captain Eduard Roschmann,

the SS Commandant of the camp.

The "butcher."

Every day brought another trainload

of prisoners.

Roschmann had many of the women,

children and elderly...

...exterminated on arrival.

They were more valuable dead.

Their clothes, their hair,

their teeth were a cash asset.

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