After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former S.S. members, called "O.D.E.S.S.A.", as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the S.S. Captain, "O.D.E.S.S.A.", and his own family.
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So, what's with the watch? Peter Miller (Voight) at least twice when talking to the head of the Israeli intel team (Peter Jeffrey) asks about his watch: "I want my watch..." But the significance of that watch is never addressed - was something left on the cutting room floor? See more
[Peter Miller's first lines; he pulls to the curb after hearing about the assassination of John F. Kennedy on the radio
Events that can change history sometimes hang on tiny chances. If I hadn't pulled to the curb, I wouldn't have caught the traffic light, nor seen the ambulance, never have heard of Salomon Tauber or Eduard Roschmann. Nor got involved with the agents of Israel, or with the sinister and deadly men behind the Odessa. That night I was just a reporter with a nose for a possible ...
West German TV version was edited to remove the text at the beginning (which provides background information) and flashback scenes of Roschmann's atrocities in the KZ. See more
Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss
("Black Brown is the hazelnut") (uncredited)
[Sung at the soldiers' reunion] See more