The Debt tells the story of 3 Mossad agents who have to track down a Nazi war criminal 20 years after WWII.
The Debt takes place in two different time periods. The first is 1965, when the three agents track down, capture, and kill the Nazi. The second period is thirty years later, when a man who claims to be the one they killed surfaces. One of the three agents must at this point go back undercover to track down and perhaps kill the man.
The film is a remake of a 2007 Israeli film by Assaf Bernstein. I personally think films should be remade every 3 years. It would be a nice way for Hollywood to admit that they haven’t had an original idea in decades.
Anyways, the new version will be directed by John Madden, whose work includes Proof and Shakespeare in Love. His latest should benefit from the lack of Gwyneth Paltrow.
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
December 29, 2010.
Who’s In It?
Sam Worthington … Young David
Helen Mirren … Rachel Singer
Ciarán Hinds … David
Marton Csokas … Young Stefan
Tom Wilkinson … Stefan
Jessica Chastain … Young Rachel Singer
Jesper Christensen … Vogel
Sam Worthington performed all his parts in a motion capture suit, even though the film is not CGI heavy. He said it was his lucky charm. (this may be bullsh*t)
The Debt (original obviously), Munich
What’s Good About It?
The trailer looks good. The tense tone should make for an exciting flick. It’s also being given a limited release right before the end of the year. Hmmm… I think they may want it considered for the Oscars.
What’s Bad About It?
The original just came out. Not that I saw it. I only like two things from Israel. Jesus and Bar Refaeli. Will I go to hell for that?
Our Clever Prediction
It will be the most successful film of Sam Worthington’s career. No one ever sees his films. Maybe people will finally get to know him. He’s paid his dues with his latest string of small indie films. It’s time for a big film.