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AFI Film Fest: Cream of the Crop of 2012 in Simon Killer, After Lucia, In the Fog, A Hijacking and Clip Selected for Fest

The AFI Film Fest (11.01-11.08) have announced the line-ups for our favorite sections at the fest in the Young American selections and New Auteurs section and they’ve managed to stack up on titles that are amongst the year’s best and which in the case of two films were mysteriously passed over by the likes of Telluride, Tiff and Nyff. Michel Franco’s After Lucia (see pic above) and Antonio CamposSimon Killer will be making the Los Angeles premieres accompanied by the best title to come out of the Main Comp at this year’s Cannes edition in Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog. This trio will be joined by a trio of gems that recently premiered at Tiff in: Maja Miloš’ Clip, Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die and Tobias Lindholm’s A Hijacking. In the Young American Selections we find some filmmakers (Sean Baker and Amy
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Debt, The | Review

Director: John Madden Writers: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan, Assaf Bernstein (Ha-Hov), Ido Rosenblum (Ha-Hov) Starring: Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Tom Wilkinson, Marton Csokas, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Worthington, Romi Aboulafia, Jesper Christensen Based on Assaf Bernstein's 2007 Israeli film Ha-Hov, John Madden's English-language remake -- The Debt -- intelligently comments on the creation of political heroes and myths, all the while discussing the existential turmoil caused by having to live with a lie. But, opting for Oscar fodder over substance, The Debt attempts to traverse -- superficially, at best -- such emotionally heavy subjects as responsibility, guilt, sacrifice, revenge and regret. David, Stefan and Rachel's personal histories are so entrenched in the history of Israel that they will never be able to escape their past for as long as they live. Israel recognizes them as political heroes and there is no turning their backs on that. The truth
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The Debt Movie Review

The Debt Movie Review
Title: The Debt Director: John Madden Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, Tom Wilkinson, Jesper Christensen, Ciaran Hinds, Romi Aboulafia The Debt is one of those movies where one simply needs to read the synopsis when deciding whether or not to give this a look. It’s a balanced spy-thriller where there is just as much rhetoric as there is old-school action sequences – due to the fact that this 114 minute flick takes place in Germany in 1965. Knowing that, the script is penned by the fantastical Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), who has found a way to blend substantial moments with over-the-top fun in his...
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Review of "Joe + Belle"

Totally off-kilter, sexy and stylish in a distinctly grungy, almost '90s sort of way, Joe + Belle is the story of two young women who meet and fall in love under bizarre, darkly hilarious circumstances. A creative tour-de-force for star/director/writer Veronica Kedar, it manages to say something deep about love and violence while still offering all the gallows humor you could hope for.

Warning: Some spoilers

We meet Joe (Kedar), a sexy, devil-may-care drug dealer, as she arrives home to Tel Aviv after a productive drug run in Bangkok. Her voiceover is all pouty post-modern depression, and her recent ex-boyfriend, Matan (Yotam Ishay), won’t stop calling her. She meets up with Abigail (Romi Aboulafia), a friend and fellow dealer, and goes home to her apartment, ready to relax in the shower.

We meet Belle (Sivan Levy), our other leading lady, as her mother picks her up from
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Trailer: The Debt – trailer

This is the Pure Movies trailer for The Debt, directed by John Madden, written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar), Helen Mirren, Ciarán Hinds, Marton Csokas, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen, Romi Aboulafia and Adar Beck. In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. What do you think of the trailer? Comment now.
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Tiff Movie Review: The Debt (2010)

Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Marton Csokas in The Debt

Photo: Miramax Films The Debt traces fictional events taking place in 1965 as three young Mossad agents are charged with the duty of bringing Vogel (Jesper Christensen), a Nazi war criminal referred to as the "Surgeon of Birkenau", to justice. A remake of Assaf Bernstein's 2007 film of the same name, director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) tells the story of Rachel (Jessica Chastain/Helen Mirren), David (Sam Worthington/Ciaran Hinds) and Josef (Marton Csokas/Tom Wilkinson), covering the details of their mission 30 years ago and how it has changed their lives ever since.

Bouncing back and forth in time, The Debt is a satisfying thriller that is almost so subtle it feels like it's based on a true story. The balance between story and attempts to thrill is this film's strongest asset. Situations aren't exaggerated in order to make for increased tension,
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New trailer for WW2 thriller 'The Debt'

We have added the new trailer for John Madden's World War 2 thriller 'The Debt'. The Miramax film stars Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen and Romi Aboulafia.Watch the trailer in standard or HD below;'The Debt' is released across the Us from December 29th.In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.
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First The Debt Trailer Hits!

Miramax Films has unveiled the trailer for director John Madden's war drama The Debt which comes to theaters December 29th, and stars Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Tom Wilkinson, Ciar&#225n Hinds, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen and Romi Aboulafia.

The Debt Trailer

In the film, in 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.

The Debt comes to theaters December 29th, 2010 and stars Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Ciarán Hinds, Marton Csokas, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen, Adar Beck. The film is directed by John Madden.
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Trailer Debut: Sam Worthington Hunts Nazis in The Debt

Here’s your first look at the trailer for John Madden’s “The Debt”, starring Sam Worthington as one of three Mossad agents sent to capture some Nazi baddie. It all goes predictably awry, and years later, older versions of the same Mossad agents (one of whom is Helen Mirren, currently making something of a second career killing people in movies in her twilight years) must atone for their mistake. Hopefully that mistake doesn’t involve one too many jelly donuts on stake-outs, cause you know, straight to the thighs, baby. Via Yahoo. In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. Starring Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Ciarán Hinds, Marton Csokas,
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Trailer for The Debt Hits

Miramax Films has released the trailer for The Debt , the John Madden war drama starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen and Romi Aboulafia. Here's how the December 29 release is described: In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.
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Wilkinson And Hinds Have A Debt

Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Chastain are in John Madden’s Debt. Well, The Debt, to be precise, given that the trio have signed on to join Madden’s thriller, which stars Helen Mirren as an ex-Mossad agent who is forced to hunt down a Nazi target thirty years after he was supposedly killed.Chastain, a relative newcomer who recently completed a role in Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life, will play the younger version of Mirren’s character, Rachel Singer, who is one of three Mossad agents who hunt down the Nazi in the 1960s.Hinds and Wilkinson, those excellent character actors, will play Mossad agents, joining a fine cast that already includes so-hot-right-now Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen (Mr. White in the new Bond films), and Romi Aboulafia.The film – written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan; and produced by Vaughn, Kris Thykier and
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Three take roles in John Madden's 'Debt'

Berlin -- Jessica Chastain will play a young Helen Mirren in "The Debt," Miramax's Mossad-Nazi thriller being directed by John Madden.

Ciaran Hinds and Tom Wilkinson also have joined the cast of the thriller, which recently began shooting in London and also will film in Budapest and Tel Aviv.

The script, written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan, tells the fictional story of how three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1965. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi surfaces in Ukraine, and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.

Mirren and Chastain are playing Mossad agent Rachel Singer in both eras. Irish-born Hinds and U.K. actor Wilkinson plays Mossad agents.

Sam Worthington, along with Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Romi Aboulafia are also cast.
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