L'Affaire Nina B. (1961)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, West Germany  |  
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This standard melodrama by director Robert Siodmak, active in Germany, France, and the U.S., is nuanced with shades of film noir and tells the story of some underhanded corporate execs and their Nazi past. A big-name engineering company in West Germany is involved with high-rollers in the industrial business who are getting together a lucrative package for investing in the development of Third World countries. Along comes an enigmatic figure who finds out that the executives in the engineering company are ex-Nazis with murky pasts to conceal, and he uses his knowledge as leverage to take over the development project. In the meantime, his personal life is a shambles.

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business, business-rivalry, development, Nazism, rival