Released movie: The Debt

Movie Title: The Debt

Release Date: September 3, 2011


The Debt is a drama-thriller film directed by John Madden based on a screenplay written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan, it stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson. It is a remake of the 2007 Israeli film of the same title (Ha-Hov) by Assaf Bernstein.
The story shuttles back and forth between an East Berlin apartment in 1965 and Tel Aviv more than 30 years later. Three Mossad agents, two men and a young woman share an apartment in East Berlin in 1966. Their job is to identify and take captive a Nazi doctor who tortured Jews in a concentration camp and blended back into society after the war. Surrounding the young agents and their 60s operation is a much longer story involving the retired spies regrouping in 1997 to deal with the historical shockwave of the doctor’s capture.
This film feels like the mixture of mature spy films and political thrillers of many years ago, it is a great espionage flick. There is action, there is thought-provoking scenarios but most of all, there is unbelievable tension.

Director and actors

Director – John Madden

Helen Mirren

Tom Wilkinson

Ciaran Hinds

Jessica Chastain

Marton Csokas