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The Debt (2010)


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3 out of 10 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,
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4 out of 10 Very Good
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.
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5 out of 10 Excellent
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.
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3.5 out of 10 Interesting Thriller
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.
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4.5 out of 10 Unknown Gem
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.
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An award winning, multi-generational political thriller filled with action and intrigue. The Debt is an espionage thriller that begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches three retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain,...

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