Cinema: Nympholucrosmaragdomania

Toplcapi. Closing time. The gates swing to, the guards take a cigarette break. In the gilded halls of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum no sound is heard. But in the flowery promenade—no doubt about it, the metal lid on that mulch pit moved!

It moves again, and this time an eye peers out from under it. "Let's go!" a voice cries hoarsely, and in rapid succession three men (Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov, Gilles Segal) leap out of the pit, run crouching to a door, dart stealthily across a large dim room and go leaping up...

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