Sunday, August 28, 2011

"The Debt" - An espionage suspense Nazi thriller features Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren Opens Wednesday

In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.

The Debt, Directed by John Madden, opens Wednesday in theaters, and is an action packed thriller about Israeli Mossad agents hunting for a Nazi war criminal. The powerful drama and love story features Sam Worthington (star of Avatar), Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life), and Marton Caoka (Lord of the Rings), The Tree, with Charlotte Gainsbourg). They’re the young Israeli agents sent to East Berlin to capture "the surgeon of Treblinka," which portrays them living secret and posing as an obstetrician. Ciarán Hinds plays Worthington's character, David, 30 years later, Tom Wilkinson has the part played by Csokas and Helen Mirren is the much older version of Chastain.  

The movie bounces back and forth in time, showing the dark secrets these characters have in common. And before things get ugly East Germany, the three young spies played by Chastain, Worthington, and Csokas feels like a James Bond movie with micro-secret codes, high tech gadgets, micro cameras,guns and plenty of many to man combat..

All the young characters each have their own demons and scores to settle, and they think this assignment will make everything even. But then we see what happens three decades llater.

The film was shot in London, Bucharest and Tel Aviv. The Debt was adapted from a Israeli movie of four years ago. According to AP “Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) wrote the original adaptation and was suppose to direct. Then Madden (Proof, Shakespeare in Love) came along,” and came to New Mexico to recruit Sam Worthington to do the movie.

It may not be the blockbuster “Best movie of the Year” but it will be the talk of the town  in Hollywood and could be a diamond in the ruff in one of the best movies of the summer. Two thumbs up! Enjoy.

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