The Debt


Mossad agents battle the past

Its easy to compare this tale of Mossad agents with Spielberg’s Munich, but The Debt is its own movie: a multi-generational story following a mission to capture the “surgeon of Birkenau” (Jesper Christensen, the creepiest on-screen Nuremberg dodger since Olivier in Marathon Man).

Cutting between a botched ’60s mission in east Berlin and the present where the survivors bear heavy loads, The Debt makes much of its young/old same-role casting, pairing on-form Jessica Chastain and Helen mirren across the decades.

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