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Without doubt, the real star of Collision of Evil would be its setting – the strikingly tranquil pastoral terrain of the Bavarian Alps, the handsome old world city of Munich, and the colorful and gaudy Oktoberfest, the largest folk-festival on the planet. Filmed atmospherically on location, the movie would from the opening scene draw the audience into the enchanting world of Southern Germany and Austria, as a backdrop to lethal evil unleashed. As well, because an important part of the story takes place during the closing days of the Second World War, the setting would involve dramatic scenes from this violent era too.Learn more about the book and author at John J. Le Beau's website.
The two main characters in Collision of Evil are a Bavarian police detective, Kommissar Franz Waldbaer, and a somewhat mysterious American named Robert Hirter, who is the brother of a man murdered in the alpine countryside. Hirter insists on taking an active hand in the murder investigation, much to the annoyance of the grumpy, go-it-alone rumpled detective. Their joint inquiries eventually establish that the events they are investigating are far more malignant and dangerous than a ‘mere’ murder.
The Hirter character calls for a relatively young, athletic and clearly American actor. Ben Affleck would be well cast in this role. The Kommissar Waldbaer character, on the other hand, requires an older man, perhaps in his fifties, heavy-set without being actually fat and with an expressive, ‘lived-in’ face. Alec...[read on]
My Book, The Movie: Collision of Evil.