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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Helen Mirren
Ciaran Hinds
Tom Wilkinson
Jessica Chastain
Directors
Screenwriters
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Running Time
113 minutes

The Debt
It's Munich meets Rashomon


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The Debt

Plot
Berlin, 1965. A trio of young Mossad agents is assigned to track down a wanted Nazi war criminal (Jesper Christensen). But while the mission seemingly ends in triumph with the three heroes killing their target, the truth is something quite different. And in 1997, the past comes back to haunt them…


Verdict
A smart, tense, well-acted thriller undercut by a disappointing finale and an occasional lack of focus. But at least this offers something for those looking for a film with more on its mind than simple set-pieces.


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