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The Debt [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson
  • Directors: John Madden
  • Format: Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: Dec 6 2011
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005WKH33A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,715 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Power HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Jan. 26 2012
Format: DVD
I go to movies all the time while in release, one to two a week. Seeing Jessica Chastain in both The Help, and Tree of Life, made me decide to see The Debt.

Director John Madden directed Shakespeare in Love which won 7 Academy Awards including, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow, and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench. He also directed Prime Suspect 3 starring both Helen Mirren and Ciaran Hinds, who both star in The Debt; and a favorite of mine, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, starring Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz, And Christian Bale.

I did something I rarely do, I went back for a second look. I have also seen the original movie The Debt, an Israeli thriller.

The Debt parallels real events and characters. Mossad agents abducted Eichmann in Argentina in 1961, tried him in Israel, and executed him. The notorious Dr Mengele, the butcher of Auschwitz fled to South America, and narrowly escaped capture by Mossad in Argentina fleeing to Paraguay, and then Brazil. Birkenau is known also as Auschwitz Birkenau. Twenty four surgeons experimented on human captives, often performing unnecessary surgical operations without anaesthetic.

In 1965, a rookie Mossad agent played by Jessica Chastain, crosses Checkpoint Charlie and joins two male agents in East Berlin, to identify and kidnap the notorious surgeon of Birkenau, now a gynaecologist. She must pose as a patient, and subject herself to the cold probings of her intimate place by the butcher, and take close up photos without arousing suspicion.

Photographs of his terrible deeds haunt her and fill her with apprehension and fear. Photographs of smiling babies adorn his waiting room wall. A man once charged with taking life, now bringing life into the world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Power HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Oct. 13 2011
I go to movies all the time while in release, one to two a week. Seeing Jessica Chastain in both The Help, and Tree of Life, made me decide to see The Debt, my favorite moviegoing experience of the year.

Director John Madden directed Shakespeare in Love which won 7 Academy Awards including, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow, and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench. He also directed Prime Suspect 3 starring both Helen Mirren and Ciaran Hinds, who both star in The Debt; and a favorite of mine, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, starring Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz, And Christian Bale.

I did something I rarely do, I went back for a second look. I have also seen the original movie The Debt [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ] available on cable on demand.

The Debt parallels real events and characters. Mossad agents abducted Eichmann in Argentina in 1961, tried him in Israel, and executed him. The notorious Dr Mengele, the butcher of Auschwitz fled to South America, and narrowly escaped capture by Mossad in Argentina fleeing to Paraguay, and then Brazil. Birkenau is known also as Auschwitz Birkenau. Twenty four surgeons experimented on human captives, often performing unnecessary surgical operations without anaesthetic.

In 1965, a rookie Mossad agent played by Jessica Chastain, crosses Checkpoint Charlie and joins two male agents in East Berlin, to identify and kidnap the notorious surgeon of Birkenau, now a gynaecologist. She must pose as a patient, and subject herself to the cold probings of her intimate place by the butcher, and take close up photos without arousing suspicion.

Photographs of his terrible deeds haunt her and fill her with apprehension and fear. In his office photos of smiling babies decorate his waiting room wall.
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By Barr G. on July 14 2014
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Boring
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The debt is an intense film in that it portrays the determination of a traumatized people, that is the Jews of Israel, to bring to justice an evil and notorious Nazi war criminal who tortured and murdered concentration camp prisoners under the guise of medical scientific research. Based on the war criminal Dr. Mengele, the film portrays the efforts of Mossaid agents to capture and bring to justice this war criminal by having him stand trial in Israel. Things do not go according to plan, and as a consequence, a dark secret is created that torments the conscience of the agents.

There is a certain anguish about this film. The film aptly describes the emotional pain and suffering of the Jewish people in regard to the atrocities that were done to them by the Nazis, how even though the war may be over, the psychic angst continues unabated. The film explores how many in Israel have personal experience of family members who were murdered by the Nazis, and the seething anger to find justice against the perpetuators. The agents experience a moral grey zone in their pursuit of justice, to the point that they violate certain moral principles in the process and articulate a fear of becoming too much like the criminal they pursue. Should they kill the innocent to capture the guilty, hide the truth, or torture a vile human being like the war criminal they captured.

Overall, a good film even though the subject matter is disturbing and intense.
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By airbears TOP 100 REVIEWER on Dec 6 2013
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Wonderful work by the actors. No surprise considering their list of credits. Hard to watch. But the best films often are. Especially when they are based on historical events.
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