The Debt

23/05/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2010
  |  0 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Debt Film Poster

Synopsis

The past comes back to haunt three retired Mossad agents in this Israeli thriller from director Assaf Bernstein. After being tracked down and held by three Israeli agents in Berlin in 1965, Nazi war criminal 'The Surgeon of Birkenau' manages to escape from his captors. To avoid national embarrassment to the Israeli state, the three agents involved decide to claim that 'The Surgeon' committed suicide whilst in custody. After returning home to a heroes' welcome and the respect and admiration of their countrymen, the three are shocked when, 30 years later, a man surfaces in the Ukraine claiming to be 'The Surgeon' and asking for forgiveness. Now, to protect the lie, it falls to one of the former agents involved, Rachel (Gila Almagor), to finally draw a line under the past by terminating her former prisoner.