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Operation Finale (2018)

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A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

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Chris Weitz

Writer:

Matthew Orton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Isaac ... Peter Malkin
Ben Kingsley ... Adolph Eichmann
Mélanie Laurent ... Hanna Elian
Lior Raz ... Isser Harel
Nick Kroll ... Rafi Eitan
Michael Aronov ... Zvi Aharoni
Ohad Knoller ... Ephraim Ilani
Greg Hill ... Moshe Tabor
Torben Liebrecht ... Yaakov Gat
Michael Benjamin Hernandez Michael Benjamin Hernandez ... Dani Shalom
Joe Alwyn ... Klaus Eichmann
Greta Scacchi ... Vera Eichmann
Peter Strauss ... Lothar Hermann
Haley Lu Richardson ... Sylvia Hermann
Pêpê Rapazote ... Carlos Fuldner
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Storyline

Director Chris Weitz's historical thriller is based on the story of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann - the man who masterminded the "Final Solution" - in Argentina. Oscar Isaac plays the legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin, while Ben Kingsley plays his emotionally manipulative arch-nemesis. After tracking Eichmann down to Buenos Aires, Malkin and his men captured him and brought him to Israel for a historic 8-month trial.

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After World War II, Hitler's deadliest lieutenant escaped. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and related violent images, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

29 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Finale See more »

Filming Locations:

Buenos Aires, Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,022,758, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$17,612,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,612,099
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A good suggestion to know what happened next, from the point where this film ends, is to watch the film "Hannah Arendt", which depicts the coverage of Eichmann's trial by that renowned philosopher. Commissioned by The New Yorker Magazine, she produced a series of articles and a book, which raised great controversy on the "banality of evil" theory she defended. Eichmann not as a monster, but rather a mediocre mindless bureaucrat. See more »

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In an early scene at a beach-side cafe, the song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" is heard being sung in Hebrew translation by the Gesher haYarkon Trio. The group wasn't formed until 1964. See more »

Quotes

Adolph Eichmann: You have no interest in what I have to say. Unless it confirms what you think you already know.
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Features Imitation of Life (1959) See more »

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PC bows and caricatures
3 September 2018 | by downey-40482See all my reviews

It's good to see this subject being revived. But as for the movie, I'd recommend reading Neal Bascomb's book and calling it good. 1) The movie creates out of whole cloth a female doctor/love-interest for Peter Malkin. The mission's real doctor was a man, not so tied to Malkin in the story line. Also, Malkin deserves a lot props, but pro'ly not all the props. 2) The movie portrays Argentine Nazi expats as caricatures like Henry Gibson's tribe in "The Blues Brothers." Bascomb seems to indicate the underground Nazis in Argentina were ambivalent at best about Eichmann. That ambivalence really highlights how far the wretch had fallen when they finally grabbed him, and makes his case far more interesting as study of evil. But the movie didn't even try catch that angle of the story.


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