The Debt (2010)

[Sept 2011- Just saw film and thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved seeing the familiar faces of the 6 lead characters - some of my favourite actors!]

In John Madden's spy thriller The Debt, British actress Helen Mirren stars as a former Israeli secret agent who, 30 years earlier, participated in a famed mission to track down and assassinate a Nazi war criminal in East Berlin. This remake of an Israeli film goes back and forth from the 1990's to 1965.

Synopsis:
Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) is a former Mossad agent who endeavored to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal - the Surgeon of Birkenau - in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must go back to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

Cast:
[younger/older roles of characters]
Sam Worthington /CiarĂ¡n Hinds
Jessica Chastain/ Helen Mirren
Marton Csokas/Tom Wilkinson

Director: John Madden

Video: Helen Mirren talks about the film at Toronto film festival
Video: movie clip with Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson
Wikipedia
IMDb

Release date: Aug 31, 2011



Thanks to Sabrinalde for mentioning!

2 comments:

  1. I love Helen Mirren. This movie looks very exciting!
    You have been very busy posting lately. I can't keep up to reading all your posts! LOL I don't know how you do it. You are a marvel!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  2. Dame Mirren is something special isn't she? Yes, I've been busy - too easily distracted with extra days off for the holidays!
    Happy New Year to you too!!

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