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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Debt by John Madden, 2010 (R)

with Helen Mirren (RED, The Queen), Sam Worthington (Somersault, Avatar), Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter), Jesper Christensen (Melancholia), Marton Csokas (Dream House), Ciarán Hinds (Margot at the Wedding), Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton, Duplicity, The Ghost Writer, The Conspirator), Romi Aboulafia, Melinda Korcsog
From the director of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) is a former Mossad intelligence agent forced to relive her 1965 pursuit of a notorious Nazi war criminal when the bold and dangerous fugitive is thought to have reemerged 30 years later in the Ukraine. Director John Madden's redo of Assaf Bernstein's 2007 Israeli suspense piece also features Jessica Chastain as the young Rachel Singer, along with Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson and Ciarán Hinds.

I have been wanting to watch this movie for ever. When it came out in France, I couldn't see it, and then it took forever to come out in the US. I still didn't see it. So yesterday, I finally saw it. It is really good, the suspense in superb, the acting really perfect, with two generations of excellent actors playing the believably same characters. The story is interesting, although it doesn't go too deep in the scars of history. The little they do has such a strong meaning that perhaps spreading too much information on the post-WW2 or the war itself. Its point of view is also interesting politically since it is well viewed to trial Nazis after the war, but not to deal with turned-bad kidnappings, and no country wants their hands dirty. The manipulating crazy doctor of Birkenau is played to the edge by the amazing Jesper Christensen. A long time since I saw an intelligent movie. Now I have to watch the original from 2007 by Assaf Bernstein...

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