Three Days of the Condor — 1975



 

Three Days of the Condor is an American political thriller directed by Sydney Pollack in 1975 and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow.
The screenplay by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. and David Rayfiel was adapted from a novel of James Grady «Six Days of the Condor» in far 1974. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.

«His code name is Condor. In the next twenty-four hours everyone he trusts will try to kill him»

This movie is about a bookish CIA researcher who comes back from his lunch, discovers all his co-workers are dead and tries to outwit those guilty until he figures out whom he can really trust.

Joe Turner is an analyst works in a clandestine office in New York, which fronts as the «American Literary Historical Society.» Turner has a simple task to read books, newspapers, and magazines all around the world, looking for hidden messages and new ideas.
In one of winter days, he sends a report to CIA headquarters about a low-quality thriller novel his office has been reading.

The book included strange plot elements and the unusual assortment of languages into which it has been translated.
On the day that Turner is expecting a response to his report, he is out shopping for lunches when armed men murder the six co-workers in the office. It`s becoming the beginning of the long detective story taking place on an old New York streets.
Speed and dangerous chases, an intense plot and a bunch of fantastic city locations await for the admirers of the retrospective.

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