The Boys From Brazil

TheBoysFromBrazilBB.5

(out of 5)


 is terrific as a Holocaust survivor whose primary work is finding the whereabouts of remaining Nazi war criminals and getting them to their trials. He is swamped with disbelief when he comes across a plot by Dr. Josef Mengele ( looking like a Mexican villain in a racist western movie) to clone Adolf Hitler and return him to his place on the Third Reich’s throne.  While this might sound too ridiculous for words, the truth is I totally believe that someone out there would be vile enough to try and do this, but this film treats Ira Levin’s original novel like it was an episode of The Twilight Zone (in fact, Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby seems to have a less implausible plot by comparison). Great acting, but it shouldn’t have been such a shallow movie.


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United Kingdom/USA, 1978

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Academy Award Nominations
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Laurence Olivier as “Ezra Lieberman”)
Best Film Editing (Robert E. Swink)
Best Music (Original Score) (Jerry Goldsmith)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Gregory Peck)

National Board Of Review Award
Best Actor (Laurence Olivier)


BoysFromBrazil

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