Director John Madden / 2010 / UK/USA

Some evils can only be repaid in kind.

1966, East Berlin. Three Mossad agents, Rachel (Helen Mirren), David (Sam Worthington) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) succeed in a daring mission to capture Dr Vogel, one of the Holocaust's most vile war criminals, an operation that saw the three agents lionised as national heroes. But 31 years later, cracks have begun to appear in the official story of the mission, and Rachel finds herself drawn back into active service, as everything she thought she knew is thrown into question.

A knife-edge historical thriller that revels in the hazy boundaries between good and evil, past and present, The Debt is the startling new film from John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). A tightly wound character study driven by a powerful turn from Helen Mirren, The Debt makes for a riveting return from one of America's most assured directors.

D John Madden P Matthew Vaughn, Kris Thykier, Eitan Evan, Eduardo Rossoff S Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan Dist Universal Pictures TD 35mm/2010

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