18 certificateThe Keep is a Film programme that first aired in 1983 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Keep is a 4 star programme

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The Keep (1983)

Directed by
Michael Mann

The time and place is 1942 WWII ripped Romania. At a remote mountain castle in World Romania, two evil forces clash - the Nazi SS and an unseen power.

A detachment of the German Army (The Nazi's) are sent to guard an old and mysterious citadel located on a strategic mountain pass.

This fortress has long been reputed by the local people to be haunted by evil spirits and it isn't long before one of the soldiers mistakenly unleashes an unknown force which has been trapped behind the citasdel's walls - until now that is.

Now as one by one the soldiers meet their fate at the hands of this shadowy beast, a mysterious stranger senses the danger from his home in Greece and sets off to the keep to vanquish this godforsaken force of terror.

Now, reaching desperation point, the soldiers have no other alternative than to accept the assistance of a Jewish man and his daughter who know the history of the keep, and hold the skill of being able to translate some manuscripts to assist the vanquishing of the evil spirits.

Little seen on its original release, this stylish chiller from the director of 'Manhunter', 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'Heat' is now something of a cult item

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1983

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Scott Glenn...Glaeken Trismegestus
Image for Alberta WatsonAlberta Watson...Eva Cuza
Image for Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow...Cap. Klaus Woermann
Robert Prosky...Father Fonescu
Image for Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne...Major Kaempffer
Image for Ian McKellenIan McKellen...Dr. Theodore Cuza
William Morgan Sheppard...Alexandru
Royston Tickner...Tomescu
Phillip Joseph...Sgt. Oster
Michael Carter...Molasar
John Vine...Lutz
Jona Jones...Otto
Wolf Kahler...S.S. Adjutant
Rosalie Crutchley...Josefia
Frederick Warder...Border Guard