Canaris - Master Spy (1955)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], War Drama  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In this German espionage film, made after WW II, the life of Admiral Canaris, the former head of Nazi counterintelligence, is profiled. Much of the focus is upon the Admiral's gradual disenchantment with Hitler's vision. As the war progresses, Canaris begins looking into anti-Hitler organizations. It is only in 1944 that he grows angry at the destruction of Germany and commits himself to overthrowing Hitler. He fails and ends up losing his rank and being sentenced to a concentration camp.

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leader, military, war, agent [representative], betrayal, chronicle, concentration-camp, destruction, disillusionment, empire, evil, Germany, intelligence [gov't], Nazism, overthrow