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The Debt (2010)

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In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

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Tomer Ben David ...
Sarah's Husband (Tel Aviv 1997)
Ohev Ben David ...
Sarah's Son (Tel Aviv 1997)
Jonathan Uziel ...
Mossad Agent (Tel Aviv 1997)
Elana Kivity Davenport ...
Publisher (Tel Aviv 1997)
Eli Zohar ...
Stephan's Driver (Tel Aviv 1997)
Irén Bordán ...
Seminar Moderator (Tel Aviv 1997)
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Frau Bernhardt / Nurse (Berlin 1965)
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The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches 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 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. Written by Focus Features

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Every secret comes with a price

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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31 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,949,109 (USA) (2 September 2011)

Gross:

$31,146,570 (USA) (28 October 2011)
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After watching this movie, Julia Roberts despairingly wanted to work with Jessica Chastain. See more »

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Returning from its mission, the Israeli squad is welcomed at Atarot air field in 1966. At that time, Atarot was actually in Jordanian hands. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Stephan: Breathe.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 21 September 2011 (2011) See more »

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Deutschland Uber Alles
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Written by Joseph Haydn
Sung by Marton Csokas
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An average film
29 November 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Really nice cinematography, nice shots, nice lighting. The story could have been good, but is instead completely unconvincing. The acting quite bad, the accents bad and annoying. Goes to proof you need a good script.. I'm sure they put a lot of money in this movie, shame.. And the ending.. brrr Overall a movie which really looks like an intriguing film, one that will grab you .. but it just isn't at all. You never get in the story because it is so unconvincing. Compare this movie with the beginning of Inglorious Bastards (genius) or The Reader. OK, I'm comparing with some of the best , but if those films receive 8.5 rating , this one can definitely not be higher then :5.0 (because of the effort) ;)


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