Guilt and what if’s can often be our greatest downfall in life.
In The Debt (2010) three former Mossad agents are facing the guilt and what if’s of the past.
The film begins in 1997. Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren), Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) and David Peretz (Ciaran Hinds) are being honored for a mission they completed in 1965 to bring to justice Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen). But the truth is that while they were able to complete their mission, it was not as smooth as hoped. The film then flashes back to 1965 where the younger version of the characters, Rachel (Jessica Chastain), Stephan (Martin Csokas) and David (Sam Worthington) are in Berlin, in the early stages of their mission.
After the flashback, the film then reverts back to 1997 with the characters being lauded as heroes, but questions still linger. Were Rachel, Stephan and David truly able to complete their mission or are there loose ends that may come back to haunt them?
I happen to like this movie. Beyond the very talented cast, the movie grabs the audience by the throat and does not let go until the very end.
I recommend it.