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The Debt [Blu-ray]

The Debt [Blu-ray]
Studio: Miramax Films
List Price: $34.98
Street Price: $19.99
Amazon.com: $13.07
Release Date: Dec 6, 2011
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Running Time: 113 minutes


The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. -- (C) Focus


Interesting concept to tell a little history about a lesser villain. Based just after the war the threesome of Rachel, Stephan and David plot to bring “The Butcher” to justice. As the story unfolds you become more involved in the personal aspects of the people themselves not just the mission.  It is very much a blockbuster with brains, one that neatly examines the psychological toll of living with a long-standing lie and, less successfully, explores how the power of unrequited love can reach through the decades. The Debt is definitely worth a watch or two.

Posted by Ryan Gibbs, February 15, 2012 7:50 AM

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