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"The Debt" (movie) is an espionage thriller starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson.

Even the best secret agents carry a debt from a past mission. Rachel Singer must now face up to hers… Filmed on location in Tel Aviv, the U.K., and Budapest, "The Debt" is directed by Academy Award nominee John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love"). The screenplay, by Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan, is adapted from the 2007 Israeli film "Ha-Hov" ("The Debt"), written by Assaf Bernstein & Ido Rosenblum. At the 2011 Beaune International Thriller Film Festival, "The Debt" was honored with the Special Police Prize (i.e. jury prize).

The story begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Mirren) and Stephan (Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"). All three have been venerated for decades by Israel because of the secret mission that they embarked on for their country back in 1965-1966, when the trio (Jessica Chastain of "The Tree of Life" and "The Help," Marton Csokas of "The Lord of the Rings" and "Dream House," and Sam Worthington of "Avatar" and "Clash of the Titans") tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen of "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace"), the feared Surgeon of Birkenau, in East Berlin. While Rachel found herself grappling with romantic feelings during the mission, the net around Vogel was tightened by using her as bait.

At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished—or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations that compel Rachel to take matters into her own hands.

"The Debt" movie is produced by Marv Films. The crew includes casting director Michelle Guish, hair and make-up designer Daniel Phillips, costume designer Natalie Ward, editor Alexander Berner, production designer Jim Clay, and director of photography Ben Davis, BSC. Music is by Thomas Newman. The executive producer is Tarquin Pack; the co-producer is Mairi Bett; and the producers are Matthew Vaughn, Kris Thykier, Eduardo Rossoff, Eitan Evan.

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Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 114 mins.
Release Date: August 31, 2011
Distributor: Focus Features
Co-Distributor: Miramax Films
Production Company: Marv Films

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