(Geheimarchiv an der Elbe)
GDR, 1962, 78 min, b&w
In German; no subtitles
Geheimarchiv and der Elbe © DEFA-Stiftung
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Themes & Genres:
During the final months of WWII, SS troop leader Upitz (Günther Simon) negotiates with the American secret service. He hopes to secure his own future in exchange for handing over the SS secret files, which include the entire network of Gestapo agents from the Balkans to the Baltic.
But he has forgotten to account for Soviet counterintelligence and does not know that Soviet Major Kerimov (Hans-Peter Minetti) is also racing to get ahold of the critical documents.
This action-packed spy film is based on the eponymous novel by Alexander Nassibow.