We showed you a poster a few days back for “The Debt”, the latest film from John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown), all about three Israeli Mossad agents who venture into East Berlin looking for the Surgeon of Birkenau, a notorious Nazi who had experimented on people during the Holocaust. The film matches the 1965 pursuit of the Surgeon with the more present day struggles of the now more aged Israelis, as they continue to try to come to terms with all that unfolded during that mission.
The trailer is suitably atmospheric and portentous, giving us lots of very earnest seeming performances and plenty of heft to all of the emoting. It looks like this might be a highly engaging piece and (as is so often the case), here’s to hoping it can keep up with expectations.
Enjoy the trailer below – The Debt is due out in the US late in August 2011.