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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
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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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.
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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