Cinema: War Gone Wrong

The Night of the Generals is a murky mystery story of Nazi Germany. Based on a novel by Hans Hellmut Kirst, the film focuses on three officers who were involved in the abortive 1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler. One of them is also a latter-day Hans the Ripper who murders and mutilates a prostitute. After the three comes Major Grau (Omar Sharif), an intelligence officer whose magnificent obsession is justice. Outranked by the generals and outflanked by the Allies, he is determined that in the midst of the war's mass murders the wanton killing of one innocent woman shall not go...

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