Saturday, May 25, 2024

Moritouri (1965)

Ex German soldier Marlon Brando fled to India on a fake Swiss passport to live a quiet life away from the war. The British knew who and where he was and they blackmail him into going on board Yul Brenner's freighter sailing from Tokyo to France with a load of rubber. He is to get the boat into a specific place so the Allies can seize it.

Tense war time thriller was a box office bomb when it opened but has developed a good reputation since then. Never mind that Brando threw one of his tantrums during the making of the film this is still a pretty solid film that will move you to the edge of your seat.

Tense from almost the first frame, this film milks every possible ounce of suspense from it's tough situations. Brando is essentially all alone on a death mission and there is no chance that he will be able succeed. While Brando is a bit too refined for the goings on his situation sucks us in and pulls us along. We genuinely want to know how this is going to turn out when every turn seems to spell doom.

A solid thriller thats definitely worth a look.

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