Based on a novel by Susan Isaacs, Shining Through is uncomfortably close to Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious. This World War II drama concerns a love affair between a spy (Michael Douglas) and a secretary (Melanie Griffith) that goes south when duty turns him cold and pushes her into dangerous, behind-the-lines intelligence work. Liam Neeson plays the gentleman Nazi unwittingly providing Griffith with cover as domestic help. The best parts of the film are the twists and turns in the romance (Douglas is very good at playing a character who can turn off all feeling at will)... at the beginning; the German scenes are less compelling despite such high stakes for the heroine. The climax--taking us back to Notorious whether it wants to or not--is quite gripping, largely due to Douglas's performance.--Tom Keogh [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play During World War Two Aryan-looking Jew Linda (Melanie Griffith) gets a job in the American War Department thanks to her fluent German Her boss (Michael Douglas) is a top lawyer and secret agent She begins an affair with him and when his contact inside Nazi Germany is killed Linda persuades him to let her be the replacement
During World War Two, Aryan-looking Jew Linda (Melanie Griffith) gets a job in the American War Department, thanks to her fluent German. Her boss (Michael Douglas) is a top lawyer and secret agent. She begins an affair with him, and when his contact inside Nazi Germany is killed, Linda persuades him to let her be the replacement.