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Shining Though is a 1992 British-American World War II film drama, directed and written by David Seltzer and starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith, with Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson and John Gielgud in supporting roles. Although based on the novel of the same name by Susan Isaacs, the film's plot is considerably different. The original music score was composed by Michael Kamen. The film's tagline is: "He needed to trust her with his secret. She had to trust him with her life."


== Quotes ==
Ed Leland: What I was going to ask you to do is stand up, turn around, and close your eyes and tell me everything you see in the room. It's an observation test. Do you really have a problem with that?
Linda Voss: Pictures of sailboats and polo ponies; fancy books and diplomas; stuffed fish on the wall; calendar set to the wrong date; bookcases that need dusting; carpets that need cleaning; and a couple of guys from Harvard who are surprised that a girl who needs a job won't be treated like a slave.Marguerite Von Eberstein: Except for you, I have no use for Jews.Ed Leland: [seeing Linda for the first time in six months after their passionate affair, and he has come strolling in with a stunning burnette] You can come to work for me while I'm here, I can always use a good secretary.
Linda Voss: This is all so civilized, Edward. That's what you like isn't, it? Civilized people, polite ladies with pedigrees who look good at the opera, and never make you laugh too hard, and never make you feel too much. I've had a lot of time to think about this and don't tell me it's the war, when I've been waiting for six months to hear whether you're dead or alive and you waltz into a nightclub.
Ed Leland: Linda, I came in last night and I was going to call you.
Linda Voss: Oh, go to hell.
[he grabs her arm]
Linda Voss: Careful, Ed. You might have to admit you know me.
Ed Leland: Linda, it is the war.
Linda Voss: You're so noble, Ed.
Ed Leland: Did I promise you something? If I did, I'd like to know.
Army SSG in Canteen: Excuse me, sir. I thought the young lady might like to dance.
Ed Leland: The lady is busy.
Linda Voss: I'd love to dance.
[she starts dancing with the soldier]
Ed Leland: I'm cutting in.
Linda Voss: Don't let him.
Army SSG in Canteen: Excuse me, sir. But I don't think the young lady wants to dance with you.
Ed Leland: Don't try it, or I'll leave here with your Adam's Apple in my pocket.
Linda Voss: What do you want from me?
Ed Leland: I want you to stop feeling sorry for yourself.
Linda Voss: No, you want me to stop feeling, like you... You didn't love me, didn't you? I could have been wrong.
Ed Leland: You weren't.
Linda Voss: Well then. How do you stop, or want to?
[crying]Linda Voss: If you don't let me go, I'll quit!
Ed Leland: I'll miss you.Horst Drescher: [chewing raw dove] Delicious. Makes me feel like a volf.
[laughs]
Horst Drescher: [then gulps with a stick look on his face]Franze-Otto Dietrich: [from car to Linda Voss who is walking alone and has just been fired by Horst Drescher] It's me, ze zoup.
[points to his chest where Linda Voss had spilled soup on him earlier during the dinner]
Franze-Otto Dietrich: He dismissed you?
Linda Voss: Yes.
Franze-Otto Dietrich: Ze doves were raw.
Linda Voss: I had no time, I arrived at 6:00.
Franze-Otto Dietrich: [talking to Linda Voss about Horst Drescher and the dinner for raw dove] He ate ze whole thing to pwove it was edible.
[laughs]
Franze-Otto Dietrich: You should have seen him. Pompous little ass. Eating a raw bird.
[shakes his head]Ed Leland: [she lights a cigarette] When did you start smoking?
Linda Voss: I don't know.
Ed Leland: That was a silly thing to do, don't you think?
Linda Voss: I'm a silly girl, Ed. I think you're living proof of that.


== Cast ==
Michael Douglas as Ed Leland
Melanie Griffith as Linda Voss
Liam Neeson as Franz-Otto Dietrich
Joely Richardson as Margarete von Eberstein
John Gielgud as Sunflower
Francis Guinan as Andrew Berringer
Patrick Winczewski as Fishmonger
Anthony Walters as Dietrich's Son
Victoria Shalet as Dietrich's Daughter
Sheila Allen as Olga Leiner
Stanley Beard as Linda's Father
Sylvia Syms as Linda's Mother
Ronald Nitschke as Horst Drescher
Hansi Jochmann as Hedda Drescher
Peter Flechtner as S.S. Officer at Fish Market
Alexander Hauff as S.S. Officer at Fish Market
Claus Plankers as S.S. Officer at Fish Market
Renate Cyll as Woman in Fish Market
Dana Gladstone as Street Agitator
Lorrine Vozoff as Personnel Director
Matheiu Carrière as Von Haefler
Deirdre Harrison as USO Singer
Wolf Kahler as Border Commandant
Wolfe Morris as Male Translator
William Hope as Kernohan
Nigel Whitmey as 1st G.I. in Canteen
Rob Freeman as 2nd G.I. in Canteen
Lisa Orgolini as Girl in Canteen
Jay Benedict as Wisecracker in War Room
Thomas Kretschmann as Man at Zurich Station
Klaus Münster as Cab Driver
Markus Napier as S.S. Officer
Constanze Engelbrecht as Stafson Von Neest
Ludwig Haas as Hitler
Clement von Frankenstein as BBC Interviewer
Lorelei King as Leland's New Secretary
Hans Martin Steir as Truck Driver
Wolfgang Heger as Bus Conductor, Kinderstrasse
Michael Gempart as Man at Kinderstrasse
Hana Maria Pravda as Babysitter
Lutz Weillich as Train Station Guard
Wolfgang Müller as Bus Conductor
Markus Kisslin as Swiss Border Guard
Anna Tzelniker as Cleaning Woman
Andrzej Borkowski as German Refugee
Simon De Deney as S.S. Man
Tusse Silberg as Woman Dinner Guest at Drescher's
Suzanne Roquette as Woman Dinner Guest at Drescher's
Janis Martin as Opera Singer


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