► October 18th. The Odessa File movie premiere. The film was based on a novel by Frederick Forsyth published in the same year under the same title. It has been translated into about 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies. Both the novel and the movie aroused great interest and recalled that despite the fact that 30 years passed since the end of the war the justice was not served. Most of the war criminals escaped punishment and under changed names worked, conducted business, getting rich and living in luxury - that was outrageous back in 1974 as it is today... (more on Odessa - see year 1951).