The Debt (2010)

Every secret comes with a price

Blu-ray, 1h 53min
Rating: 6.8
Votes: 66262
Languages: English, German, Russian
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Director: John Madden
Music: Thomas Newman

Plot outline

In 1965, three Mossad Agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the Agents share come back to haunt them.

Plots

In 1965, three Mossad Agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the Agents share come back to haunt them. - L. Hamre

The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel Singer (Dame Helen Mirren) and Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David Peretz (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter 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. - Focus Features

In 1965, Mossad Agents Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain), Stephan Gold (Marton Csokas), and David Peretz (Sam Worthington) are assigned to kidnap Nazi Dieter Vogel, a.k.a. The Surgeon of Birkenau (Jesper Christensen), in East Berlin. They succeed in the abduction, but fail in bringing him to the west side. While staying with him in an apartment building, Vogel escapes, but the trio of young Agents lies to their government and tells them that Rachel killed Vogel while he was running away. They have been honored in their country by their action for more than thirty years. In 1997, Rachel's daughter Sarah Gold (Romi Amboulafia) releases a book in Tel Aviv about the mission of her mother and the two other agents. Rachel Singer (Dame Helen Mirren), Sarah's father Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson), who is paralytic in a wheelchair, and David Peretz (Ciarán Hinds), who is missing, are retired and Rachel is uncomfortable with the lie with which they have been living. Out of the blue, David appears in Tel Aviv and commits suicide. Stephan investigates and finds that Dieter Vogel is apparently alive in a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, and will be interviewed by a journalist. Now Rachel has to travel to Kiev to conclude what they should have done thirty years ago. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil