|I could hardly wait to see this
cloak and dagger espionage thriller, The
It's about three Israeli secret agents telling this story of a plan to
capture a sadistic former Nazi doctor in East Berlin.
This film jumps back and forth between the 1960s and the 1990s and
shows how this operation has gone wrong and the lies that threaten to
unravel years later.
This movie tries and mostly succeeds in showing secret agents in a
These agents are people who can fail and also win. If you are
interested in a realistic spy story, I recommend The Debt.
is a well-directed cold war thriller, shown through a series of
flashbacks from modern day 1997 back to 1966.
This tense character driven drama recounts the efforts to bring a Nazi
war criminal to justice.
In the end, you must decide for yourself which is better -- to live a
lie, or payback a debt.
The Debt is a remake of a 2009
Israeli spy thriller.
It's basically about a
fictional operation of top-secret Israeli revenge, carried out by three
highly trained agents whose plan goes bad in ways that are more
fascinating (in my view) than the mission itself.
The remarkable thing about
this tale is that it works on different levels.
It has the heart to stir
deeply along with emotional complexity.