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29 November 2007 (Israel) See more »
The year is 1965. Rachel Brener is one of 3 young Mossad agents teem who caught "The Surgeon of Birkenau"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Assaf Bernstein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Assaf Bernstein 
Ido Rosenblum 

Produced by
Maxim Asadchiy .... line producer (as Maxim Asadchy)
Gregory Beckerman .... line producer
Assaf Bernstein .... co-producer
Leon Edery .... associate producer
Moshe Edery .... associate producer
Eitan Evan .... producer
Yaron Lemelbaum .... associate producer
Gadi Levy .... line producer
Orna Rice .... associate producer
Ido Rosenblum .... co-producer
Nirit Yaron .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Bar-Giora 
Cinematography by
Giora Bejach 
Film Editing by
Einat Glaser-Zarhin 
Casting by
Esther Kling 
Ella Smolenko 
Costume Design by
Inbal Shuki 
Art Department
Kevin Wheeler .... dressing propman
Sound Department
Aviv Aldema .... sound designer
Aviv Aldema .... sound re-recording mixer
Aviv Aldema .... supervising sound editor
Israel David .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Epstine .... boom operator
Neal Gibbs .... foley editor
Ronen Nagel .... dialogue editor
Gil Segal .... foley artist
Gil Segal .... foley editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Aviezer Dasberg .... gaffer
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Guy Ne'eman .... key grip
Mykola Yefymenko .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mykola Yefymenko .... photographer
Editorial Department
Nadav Lazar .... trailer editor

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100 min | 90 min
Color (Fujicolor) | Color
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 1997 Rachel appears to be right-handed, firing a gun, drinking, and holding a knife with her right hand. 1964 Rachel appears to be left-handed, writing, shaving, and holding a gun with her left hand.See more »
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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
As Arte Johnson used to say, Ver-r-ry inter-resting... but shtoopid, 22 October 2011
Author: Nozz from Israel

Any faithful Israeli moviegoer could have recommended better films for Hollywood to remake. This one was not particularly successful in its home country, but evidently Hollywood likes the idea of Israeli secret agents who are conflicted and vulnerable. Various details here are quite unbelievable: an Israeli secret agent who travels on an assassination mission with an Israeli passport, another who when attacked can think of no better countermove than jumping onto her opponent piggyback, and a straight razor casually in use for everyday shaving in 1964. The movie gets off to a bumpy start with some overly quick and contrived exposition, but it hits its pace when Gila Almagor, one of Israel's most respected veteran actresses, starts doing her stuff. She is joined by equally strong male veterans in small roles, but in the flashbacks to their younger selves the film doesn't hold attention as well, particularly since the two young male actors are not easy to tell apart and maybe because the youngsters need to act in other than their native language. The story is not true, but it recalls a bungled operation in 1973, known as the Lillehammer affair, which we like to think of as an anomaly. In THE DEBT, there is no indication that these half-hearted blunderers aren't your typical Israeli agents.

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