Steven Spielberg directs this tense and controversial thriller, following the actions of a team of Mossad agents dispatched by the Israeli government to seek revenge against the Palestinian terrorist organisation that funded and carried out the assassinations of eleven Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympics. In the days after the assassinations, young and enthusiastic Mossad operative Avner (Eric Bana) is asked by President Golda Meir (Lynn Cohen) to lead Israel's response. With the help of his handler Ephraim (Geoffrey Rush), Avner assembles a team, including bomb expert Robert (Mathieu Kassovitz), experienced sweeper Carl (Ciaran Hinds), unpredictable Steve (Daniel Craig), and dependable Hans (Hanns Zischler). Plugging itself into Europe's terrorist network, the team operates undercover and relies on information provided by the mysterious 'Le Group', headed by the avuncular Papa (Michael Lonsdale). As the team assassinates its targets, using methods that range from sophisticated explosives to up-close shootings, Avner and the others begin to question the morality of their actions, and whether vengeance can ever be a just motive. As Avner starts to miss his wife Daphna (Ayelet Zorer), the mission takes a deadly turn when the Mossad squad is itself targeted, and Avner finds himself becoming increasingly paranoid and suspicious.