Big-screen adaptation of the espionage thriller by Ken Follet. Faber (Donald Sutherland) is a Nazi spy, who poses as an Englishman when he is shipwrecked on a Scottish island en route to Germany. Befriending the beautiful Lucy (Kate Nelligan), whose marriage to a crippled, embittered pilot is faltering, Faber sets about seducing her, intending to use her to help carry out his mission and prevent the D-Day invasion.
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Englishmen know him as Faber, but to the Fatherland, he's the loyal and lethal spy known as "The Needle". On his way back to Germany, Faber is shipwrecked on an island outpost where he befriends Lucy, a beautiful Englishwoman who lives there with her family. Lonely and scorned by her bitter, crippled husband, Lucy falls for the enigmatic stranger not knowing that he's a traitor determined to prevent the D-Day invasion. But as their passion erupts, Lucy discovers the brutal truth - as love and war melt into an electrifying climax of eroticism, adrenaline and terror!