The Debt Poster

Release Date: August 31st, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2011

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
In 1965, young Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) and two comrades (Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas) are involved in a secret mission to capture a Nazi war criminal known as the Surgeon of Birkenau (Jesper Christensen). The mission ends with the man's death on the streets of East Berlin. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has appeared, and Rachel (Helen Mirren), haunted by memories of past events, must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Romi Aboulafia

Director: John Madden

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: Focus Features

Ratings & Reviews

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  • As a thriller, The Debt performs many if not all the right moves. Where the John Madden-directed film gets into trouble is in wanting to deal with the Holocaust without being entirely a period film. show more

  • What the three pairs of actors lack in semblance (or resemblance), they make up for to a great extent in their performances. show more

  • Any self-respecting period piece, historical drama or even caper movie - and The Debt is all three - balances issues of global significance with interpersonal drama. The problem here is that the personal eclipses the global. The stakes are too low. show more

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