The year is 1965. Rachel Brener is one of 3 young Mossad agents team who caught "The Surgeon of Birkenau" - a Nazi monster who was never brought to trial in Israel. The official reason was ... See full summary »
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
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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