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By Monday 19th December 2011
Agent theme still a goodie
R16, 1hr 54mins
Reviewed by David Collins
In The Debt, we see a small team
of Mossad agents (Israeli Secret
Service) used as the sharp point,
the fine edge of an instrument of
Such territory has been
explored on screen before, with
2005 s Munich, which depicted
state-sanctioned reciprocity in the
wake of Israel s Olympic tragedy.
The Debt is set a little earlier. It
follows a group on a mission in
East Berlin to kidnap a Nazi war
criminal and take him back to
Israel to stand trial.
However, these scenes of the
past are really a flashback. The
film moves between this time and
the present day of 1997 (you can
tell by the chunky cellphones).
The surviving agents find them-
selves unexpectedly dealing with
the legacy of the events from those
days and with secrets long
What s examined isn t their
cause, so much, as it is the falli-
bility of people and just how
willing people are to hold on to
their morals in the face of the so-
called greater good .
But the last impression I want
There s a very effective and
movie at its
spine -- running
from a shock-
ing moment very early on, to a
taut, bloody sequence at the end.
Can you tell me if it s surprising
that the script for The Debt was
written by Matthew Vaughn and
Jane Goldman? You know -- the
duo that brought the fun and fran-
tic wonder that was Kick-Ass to
the big screen? I m still trying to
work it out.
Regardless, it s an excellent
script, one backed up by great
As one of the agents, Helen
Mirren does her usual trick of
being just tops in every scene.
Also doing solid work, playing her
colleague from decades ago, is
Sam Worthington, of Avatar fame,
proving he doesn t need blue com-
puter generated imagery to do the
good acting for him.
The Debt is on limited release
and will be gone by December 21.
It s definitely worth a look.
Take a vow in
Fresh from playing a prim PA in The Beverly Hill-
billies, Hayden Giles is taking the director s chair for
Pahiatua Repertory Society s next production.
Auditions for Nunsense are on Saturday from
10am till 4.30pm at Pahiatua Town Hall.
The musical comedy tells the story of the Little
Sisters of Hoboken, who stage a variety show to pay
for the burials of fellow sisters. They take over the
school auditorium, which is set up for the eighth
grade production of Grease.
There are five main roles, all nuns, plus ensemble
To book a time or for more audition details contact
Giles on firstname.lastname@example.org, 357 4884 or 021 506 510.
Call backs will be held late afternoon on Sunday.
Nunsense will be performed in April and May and
the musical director is Shane Brown.
Get tickets for tribute concert
Put on your blue suede shoes and
get ready to rock at a tribute concert
in Foxton on Sunday, January 22.
The music of Buddy Holly, Roy
Orbison and Tom Jones will all be
brought to the stage at FoxPine
This will be the second time a
Wellington anniversary weekend
outdoor concert has been organised
by the Foxton Tourist and Develop-
ment Association, following last
year s event with the California
Television show Stars In Their
Eyes finalist Tony Wellington,
pictured, will perform as Roy Orb-
ison. Also performing will be Mark
Southon (Tom Jones), who was a hit
at the Foxton Ball earlier this year.
And finishing the evening off will be
a Buddy Holly tribute.
Tickets will be available in early
January from Simply Balmy Cafe,
Lunchfox and the Dutch Windmill,
$15 adults, $5 kids and $40 fam-
The concert starts at 4pm and will
be finished by 9pm.
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