Monday, November 7, 2011

Review: The Debt

The Debt
Dir. John Madden
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 113mins

Twin storylines play out in parallel time frames in The Debt, the latest film by John Madden. Despite its wartime thriller genes and gun-toting leads, The Debt is a much quieter film than you might imagine as it tells its story of misplaced heroics and dastardly deeds kept quiet by bloodthirsty governments. Based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, The Debt traces the lives of three young Mossad agents whose mission it was to track down, kidnap and hand over to officials a Nazi war criminal known as “The Surgeon of Birkeanu”. Some 25 years later, however, the secrets of their mission begin to unravel and… well, to say much more would ruin some of the few tricks that Madden and co-writers Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan have up their sleeves.

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