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A true story that mixes thrills with humour.,
This review is from: Ill Met By Moonlight [DVD]  (DVD)
One of my favourite WWII films so I admit to this being a thoroughly biased review. It's one of those films that I can watch over and over. Dirk Bogarde stars as Patrick Leigh-Fermor who, coincidentally, was given a knighthood in the last Queen's Honours List for his wartime exploits, re-created in this film. Working with his beloved Cretan resistance members it is the now famous story of how, with Major “Billy” Moss (played by David Oxley) they kidnapped German General Karl Kreipe and smuggled him off the island by boat. Filmed in glorious B&W on location, the film owes much of its atmosphere to some haunting music by Mikis Theodorakis (Zorba The Greek). It is told with wit and humour that is never allowed to overcome the basic tension of the plot. Highly recommended.