An English-language version of Ha-Hov
mary from Limerick, 27 May 2012
The Debt conflates two historical events: the hunt for Adolf Eichmann, the notorious implementer of the Final Solution, with the disappearance of Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor nicknamed the Angel of Death for his experiments on Auschwitz inmates. In 1966 three young Mossad agents – Rachel (Jessica Chastain), Stephan (Marton Csokas) and David (Sam Worthington) – are dispatched to East Berlin to identify and bring back to Israel for trial a medical practitioner, Dieter Vogel, suspected of being the notorious Surgeon of Birkenau. The stalking of Vogel is well handled, the risks Rachel takes while posing as a gynaecological patient are hair-raising, the attempt to get him across the Berlin Wall is white-knuckle stuff, and the Danish actor Jesper Christensen's unrepentant Nazi is a hideously tormenting figure. But the plan goes wrong, a cover-up
turns the trio into national heroes, and they live with their guilty secrets for three decades,
Anita from Donegal, 10 Jul 2012
Atmospheric & tense thriller. Well acted and well paced. The ending was a wee bit of a let down as it was very predictable. A film as decent as this deserved a better finale but don't let that put you off you watching it.
Bryan from Dublin, 30 Jan 2012
What an incredible movie. The accents faltered here and there but the acting was incredible. Very good, real, cold murder scene. Definitely one to watch.
Michael from Clare, 13 Feb 2012
Very interesting story, and superb acting all round by a great cast.
It was let down by a slightly weak ending, but still well worth a watch.
Jessica from Westmeath, 31 Jan 2012
Mirren is fantastic. Very interesting, well-made movie. Had never heard of it before, but thought I'd give it a go. Well worth a watch.