Minggu, 01 April 2012

Celluloid Film Review - The Debt

Title: The Debt

Year Of Release: 2011

Review Date: March 31, 2012

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 113 minutes

Box Office Gross: $45,636,368

Site Rating: 3 out of 10 stars

"The Debt" is the 2011 remake of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name, which translates into "Ha-Hov" in Hebrew. The film is about a group of three Israeli Mossad agents, a woman and two men, chosen to capture a obstetrician named Dieter Vogel, who is dubbed "The Surgeon of Birkenau."

He stands accused of killing Jewish people during World War II, something he is secretly proud of and strangely so. The trio's plan goes awry and they end up lying to the public about capturing and killing Vogel. It leads to fame, but guilty consciences. During the sad film, what was to be a capture, becomes a messy mission for revenge, that consumes and destroys the agents. It is an example of how a lie can mushroom and destroy.


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