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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars as retired secret agent
Rachel Singer in John Maddens espionage thriller ‘The Debt.

‘The Debt’ remakes Israeli spy thriller

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light August 31, 2011

Three young Mossad agents return to a heroes' welcome in 1965 Israel from their mission to capture a Nazi war criminal, the notorious "Surgeon of Birkenau." But on that long ago mission they made a pact and, now middle-aged, Rachel Singer (Helen Mirrren)...

Director John Madden (left), Jessica Chastain (center) and Sam
Worthington (right) on the set of The Debt. Photo: Laurie
Sparham

Interview with ‘The Debt’ director John Madden

By Cate Marquis, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 31, 2011

The 2007 Israeli film "Ha-Hov" ("The Debt"), a drama about three Mossad agents long hailed as national heroes who in middle-age are forced to confront a long-held secret, was a gripping drama that played here at the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. The...

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