Leipzig, East Germany. A flashpoint of spies and counterspies, moves and countermoves in a Cold War that could turn hot nuclear hot in seconds. In that perilous city, the CIA asks American physicist James Bower (Montgomery Clift) to meet with a Russian scientist whos eager to share vital information with the West. Simple enough, until Bower finds himself sequestered in a hotel room, subjected to harrowing mind games as a guest of Communist agents who want to turn him into The Defector. He resistsand plunges into a netherworld of secret microfilm, covert ops, lies and sudden death. In his last film, Clift brings gravitas to an espionage thriller where paranoia is business as usual and murder is a political tool.**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.