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The Debt-a review

"He had the injection ready to go? What if she rejected?"

By 'Vive AkughaPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
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Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Marton Csokas, and Jesper Christensen are part of the cast of The Debt.

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Rachel is a Mossad intelligence agent. Her daughter is Sarah. One of the group members decided to exit life. It was shockingly brutal. The group was seen as heroes. Sarah writes a book about them. Her mother didn't want to tell her anything but Sarah got information from her father. Rachel seems to have a lot of guilt about it. Rachel married the group leader.

"Maybe it's not always a blessing to survive" is a simple but good line that speaks of the pain David is feeling with all his family dead. As a survivor, someone might feel guilty about surviving or be tortured by that fact. This reminded me of Joe from the 2022 movie, Our Love. He had the injection ready to go? What if she rejected? If we didn't know that she lived and had a child this would be such a bad idea to agree to. David is laser-focused on the mission as he said it's his dream to bring Vogel to justice and do it publicly.

Rachel wanted David and he wanted her but he needed to focus on their objective. Stefan swooped in when she was sad. She wept when she heard David died and her now ex-husband, Stefan mentioned they met each other recently. Rachel having empathy instead of being a heartless killer is consistent with Jessica's Ava character in the 2020 movie, Ava. David kisses her but it's the wrong timing man, she's preggo for Stefan. I guess deep down David doesn't trust him. Stefan said he knew nothing about David but part of David's character showed when he stayed behind to get Rachel despite Stefan's orders for them to leave. Damn, he's ripping them apart emotionally. Oh, she did fail…meaning they embellished what her daughter wrote. Stefan says they have to lie because that's their only option. Like that, they are heroes.

A rumour springs up about an old man who claimed he's the surgeon of Burkineau and they're afraid. Stefan visited David to delegate the task of finishing him up when he finds him but David wanted to be free. David was ill and panicked. Stefan tells Rachel that she has to do it. It's been 30 years since she was an agent and for 30 years they've been taking the credit for succeeding. David would be right for feeling like Stefan should not be respected. Stefan says "Oh fuck David" multiple times as the years pass. He sees David and others as disposable if not useful. 3rd affair I'm rooting for. David asks to leave with her but Rachel is unsure and has a daughter for her husband like in the Last Letter to Your Lover movie.

I knew David agreeing to lie wouldn't last long and then the woman he loves was away. Looking for a purpose, he still went after Vogel. Rachel is led by emotions and nobility like David (tired of betraying their country and tired of living a lie) but Stefan is led by ruthless obligation. Hmm, kind of wish they showed reactions. Nah, that's not the point. The point is a vile man is dead now. The movie was okay. I felt bad for David and Rachel though, not as a couple really but individually. They worked a case with Stefan who was sketchy and self-centered with no growth to his character. As a couple, David had asked if they could get back together but she said 'no' since she was hurt from not hearing from him in 25 years.

Originally written in my "Brief and not-so-Brief opinions: Part 3" article.

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