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The Second Victory (1987)

PG | | Drama | 4 June 1987 (Australia)
The War Is Over... But The Killing Has Just Begun! Just after the end of WWII in the winter of 1945, the fighting has ended, but the brutality of murder and the pain continue. Army Major ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Morris L. West
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Andrews ... Maj. Hanlon
Helmut Griem ... Karl Fischer
Mario Adorf ... Dr. Sepp Kunzli
Renée Soutendijk ... Traudi Holzinger
Birgit Doll Birgit Doll ... Anna Kunzli
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Huber
Richard Morant ... Capt. Johnson
Wolfgang Preiss ... Father Albertus
Günther Maria Halmer ... Rudy Winkler
Wolfgang Reichmann ... Max Holzinger
Jacques Breuer ... Johann Wikivill
Immy Schell ... Liesl Holzinger
Jonathan Cecil ... Capt. Lowell
Sissy Höfferer ... Lotte Wikivill
Barbara Valentin ... Greta Mayer
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The War Is Over... But The Killing Has Just Begun! Just after the end of WWII in the winter of 1945, the fighting has ended, but the brutality of murder and the pain continue. Army Major Mark Hanlon (Anthony Andrews) has been appointed Occupation Officer and, although he retains an idealistic vision of harmony, he finds that his vision turns to bitter revenge when his good friendis senselessly murdered. Hanlon must discover the hidden mystery behind the death and finds that sometimes the Second Victory is more difficult to achieve than the first.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Der zweite Sieg See more »

Filming Locations:

Bad Gastein, Salzburg, Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Melaleuka See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Never given a cinema release in the UK. See more »

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a WW2 "whodunnit" which slows down after an ok start
11 February 2003 | by siideri_lasuSee all my reviews

The movie is set in Austria just after WW2, the driver and friend of a British officer of the occupation force is murdered and this incident leads to a new conflict between the winners and the losers..

In my opinion this movie was okay, it has an experienced cast (mainly german speaking veteran actors like Mario Adorf and Wolfgang Preiss) who try their best in a mediocre script, Anthony Andrews looks a bit lost a few times though.

One of the more brighter performances is by Helmut Griem, who is very good as the manic police officer.

I give this film ** out of *****


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