I See A Dark Stranger may be considered a failure as a movie, but it's certainly one of the most interesting failures of all time. It begins as the disturbing story of a pretty young colleen whose nationalism leads her to betray Irish neutrality in World War II in order to serve the Nazis. Halfway through, it inexplicably drops its serious theme and veers into the direction of slapstick comedy. The transition is so abrupt that it's clearly meant to convey something to the audience. When you factor in the innumerable jabs at Irish nationhood and Irish independence perpetrated by the British filmmakers, you're left with the feeling that the film is brazenly anti-Irish.

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