Keep, The (1983)

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In one of the weirdest Second World War movies ever made, a bunch of German soldiers bivouac in an old Romanian castle and get gruesomely decimated by some unseen, supernatural force.

A mysterious traveller arrives to do battle with both and to save the innocents caught in-between.

By turns chilling, stylish, portentous and just plain silly, Michael Mann's second feature was a box-office bomb that temporarily wrecked his cinema career. He went back to television and created Miami Vice.

Gabriel Byrne as an SS officer with a serious haircut, and Ian McKellen as a mad professor, are worth the price of admission alone, however.

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Scott Glenn
Eva
Alberta Watson
Woermann
Jürgen Prochnow
Father Fonescu
Robert Prosky
Raempffer
Gabriel Byrne
Dr Cuza
Ian McKellen
Alexandru
Morgan Sheppard
Tomescu
Royston Tickner

Director
Michael Mann