Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
The orderly life of a quiet civil servant living in a nameless Central European police state becomes a chaotic nightmare after he accidentally sees masked men dressed as harlequins murder the minister of defense. After witnessing such a horrible crime, the naive Koska immediately goes to the police. As a result, Lubitsch, the murderous minister of justice -- who has designs on becoming the country's new dictator and so wants to blame the defense minister's death on terrorists -- targets poor Koska for death. The first assassination attempt fails and Koska flees to his neighbor and only trusted friend Marlene, an enigmatic ballet instructor who helps him survive.
criminal, assassination, civil-servant, hitman, killing, murder, on-the-run, police, witness