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A.k.a.
The Lost Illusion
Year
1948
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Carol Reed
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
5,230
Checks
1,504
Favs
165
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
11.0% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. Thorkell's avatar

    Thorkell

    Policeman: "Does your father work at the embassy?"
    Philippe: "No. He's ambassador."
    Rose (the prostitute): "Oh! I know your daddy!"

    Brilliant!!! :)
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    Absolutely brilliant little film. I can't think of a single thing I'd change in it. Director Reed makes the most out of the slightest details and mixes dread with humor with a skill that rivals Hitchcock's. The bewildering sensations of childhood have never been so honestly and accurately portrayed. After loving this and The Third Man, I'm making it a mission to watch more of Reed's work. 7 years 9 months ago
  3. missjazzage's avatar

    missjazzage

    I disagree with most of these comments; it was the adults I wanted to smack upside the head.They were so self-absorbed that it seemed they didn't realize what kind of pressure they were putting on Phillipe. I had nothing but compassion for him through out the film, especially in that scene where they were on the steps interrogating him.
    Overall I really liked this movie (The Third Man still being my favorite) but I am going to have to have to watch more of Reed's films.
    5 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #48 in 100 Best British films
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    100 Best British films

    48
  2. This movie ranks #313 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  3. This movie ranks #356 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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    356
  4. This movie ranks #377 in The Criterion Collection
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    The Criterion Collection

    377
  5. This movie ranks #411 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  6. This movie ranks #545 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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    545
  7. This movie ranks #762 in Doubling the Canon
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