Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Haunted by the Past

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Haunted by the Past

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The Debt (Cert 15, 113 mins, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, Action/Thriller, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.99/Blu-ray pounds 24.99) Starring: Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Romi Aboulafia.

IN Tel Aviv, 1997, Sarah Singer (Romi Aboulafia) proudly unveils a book about her brave mother Rachel (Helen Mirren), father Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) and fellow Mossad operative David Peretz (Ciaran Hinds), who were dispatched to East Berlin in 1966 to hunt down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen).

Confronted with this written account of the 1966 mission to capture Vogel, who conducted horrific experiments on Jews, Rachel recalls the past with shame and despair. In flashback, we witness Rachel (Jessica Chastain), David (Sam Worthington) and Stephan (Marton Cso-kas) conceive a daring plan to kidnap 'The Surgeon of Birkenau' from his practice and smuggle his heavily drugged body across the border on a night train. …

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