DirectorAssaf Bernstein Initial DVD releaseJanuary 19, 2011 (France) Duration LanguageHebrew and German
Release dateNovember 29, 2007 (2007-11-29) WriterAssaf Bernstein, Ido Rosenblum Initial releaseNovember 29, 2007 (Israel) CastGila Almagor (Rachel Brener), Netta Garti (Young Rachel Brener), Edgar Selge (Max Rainer), Itay Tiran (Young Zvi), Yehezkel Lazarov (Young Ehud), Oded Teomi (Ehud) Similar moviesGila Almagor appears in The Debt and Munich, The Little Drummer Girl (1984), Walk on Water (2004), The Patriots (1994), Sword of Gideon (1986)
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Ha-Hov, aka HaChov, or in English, The Debt, is a 2007 Israeli drama-thriller film directed by Assaf Bernstein and starring Gila Almagor, Yuriy Chepurnov, and Oleg Drach, about three retired Mossad agents confronted by a challenge from their past.
It was remade as the 2010 American/British film The Debt, mixing the Mengele and Eichmann stories.
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The film is not based on actual fact, and centers on an Israeli-Mossad team who in 1964 capture a notorious Nazi doctor who had performed human experimentation in a German extermination camp, and, when he escapes from them, they report him as being shot once in the head and killed during his attempted escape. In the following years, the agents receive numerous accolades for their actions, with none suspecting the truth, but in the late 1990s, they learn he may be alive, repentant, and likely to expose the truth of the events.
The film was nominated for four awards by the Israeli Film Academy in 2007: Best Art Direction, Ido Dolev; Best Cinematography, Giora Bejach; Best Costumes, Inbal Shuki; and Best Supporting Actress, Neta Garty.
The film has had no theatrical release in United States as of February 2011, but a version with English subtitles has screened at U.S. film festivals and has been shown on the Sundance cable-television channel.
A U.S. remake titled The Debt starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson was directed by John Madden from a screenplay by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan. It premiered at the Deauville American Film Festival on September 4, 2010, and was originally scheduled for wide release in December 2010 until this date was pushed back to August 31, 2011.