Director Chris Weitz's historical thriller is based on the story of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann - the man who masterminded the "Final Solution" - in Argentina. Oscar Isaac plays the legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin, while Ben Kingsley plays his emotionally manipulative arch-nemesis. After tracking Eichmann down to Buenos Aires, Malkin and his men captured him and brought him to Israel for a historic 8-month trial.
Mélanie Laurent appeared in Inglourious Basterds (2009) as a Jewish girl who escapes a Nazi officer hunting her down, and later plays a key role in taking revenge against the Nazis while hiding her true identity. Here, she plays a Jewish girl hunting down an escaped Nazi high ranking officer while also hiding her identity. See more »
During the credit titles you see lists of names. These have clearly bee typed with an electric typewriter, highly unlikely at that time and place. The letters and numbers are too crisp. See more »
My job was simple: Save the country I loved from being destroyed. Is your job any different?
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The only serious problem is the good intention in this case. The high ambition , too. Because the film has the right story and the right actors. But not the right director. The film is far to be bad and the music saves many errors or flaws. Ben Kingsley deserves the role of Eichman and the subject is fascinating. But it has not the chance to be the first film about the operation to find Adolf Eichman and the mistake of director remains to give a film who seems reduce the importance of Shoah and propose a love story who escapes to it . But , sure, it has the virtue to be the start point for viewer to discover the real story of the operation.
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