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Operation Finale (2018)

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A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

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Chris Weitz

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Matthew Orton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Isaac ... Peter Malkin
Ben Kingsley ... Adolph Eichmann
Mélanie Laurent ... Hanna Elian
Lior Raz ... Isser Harel
Nick Kroll ... Rafi Eitan
Michael Aronov ... Zvi Aharoni
Ohad Knoller ... Ephraim Ilani
Greg Hill ... Moshe Tabor
Torben Liebrecht ... Yaakov Gat
Michael Benjamin Hernandez ... Dani Shalom
Joe Alwyn ... Klaus Eichmann
Greta Scacchi ... Vera Eichmann
Peter Strauss ... Lothar Hermann
Haley Lu Richardson ... Sylvia Hermann
Pêpê Rapazote ... Carlos Fuldner
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Storyline

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.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and related violent images, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

French | German | English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Finale See more »

Filming Locations:

Buenos Aires, Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,612,099, 15 November 2018
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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In an early scene at a beach-side cafe, the song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" is heard being sung in Hebrew translation by the Gesher haYarkon Trio. The group wasn't formed until 1964. See more »

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David Ben-Gurion: Our memory reaches back through recorded history. The book of memory still lies open. And you here now are the hand that holds the pen. If you succeed, for the first time in our history we will judge our executioner. And we will warn off any who wishes to follow his example. If you fail, he escapes justice, perhaps forever. I beg you. Do not fail.
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Really not good
5 November 2018 | by gcklech-29161See all my reviews

The acting is fine but the movie's mostly pretty dull. The thing that got me the most is that they seemed to be trying to combine Eichmann with Himmler as there were some serious historical inaccuracies in the film. Adolf Eichmann was not the 'architect of the Holocaust' - that was without a doubt a combination of Hitler and Himmler with the assistance of Heydrich. Also, Eichmann NEVER attended the shootings of the Einsatzgruppen. Himmler, however, did and it was direct exposure to these atrocities that caused him to reconsider the manner in which the Jews were dealt with - and purely to protect the mental state of his men. and not those being shot in pits.

As others have stated I thought the whole central focus on the sister and the killing of her children was a bit daft, and the part where the van rear doors were opened up and a literal flood of Jewish corpses were exposed was bizarre. I know this was intended to show the operation of the gas vans, but the implication that people were wedged into the back of these in tiered layers was just off the charts mental.

So, essentially the movie was pretty dull, the acting fine, but they certainly didn't make the most of the story of Eichmann. As someone else stated they'd have been better concentrating on the trial itself and his statements about the Nazi regime.


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