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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French | German

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Ben Kingsley has played three survivors of the Final Solution: Otto Frank in Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), Itzhak Stern in Schindler's List (1993), and Simon Wiesenthal in Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (1989). See more »

Goofs

During the montage of passports and travel documents being prepared, the German passport that is shown twice contains so many spelling errors, missing or incorrect features, and wrong type of handwriting.

Obviously, the prop department didn't use German language spell checker and check the original passport when designing it. Frankfurt is spelt incorrectly as Frankfort on the passport and doesn't contain 'am Main' as mandatory due to two cities having same name (Frankfurt am Main in West Germany and Frankfurt an der Oder in East Germany).

'rufnamen' is incorrect: it should be capitalised and in singular tense (Rufname instead of rufnamen). The call name (Rufname) should be underlined, which the passport doesn't show. Kennzeichen is spelt incorrectly as Kennxelchen. 'und' is missing its 'd'. Bescheinigt is shown with English spelling for gh as 'bescheinight'.

Underneath the signature of passport bearer is the city, München, and doesn't show the date in the space after 'den' as required. German passports prior to the late 1970s use metal rivets to attach the photo to the passport as to prevent the counterfeit and tampering. They are difficult to remove without causing some damages to the paper. Every attached photo is always stamped half on the side with other half on the passport paper as to prevent tampering.

The handwriting is definitely American with G, H, and M along with r, 2, 4, and 9 being so different from what German handwriting is. On the right-hand page, the information is always written in block rather than cursive handwriting if a special typewriter isn't available at the government office. See more »

Quotes

David Ben-Gurion: Our memory reaches back through recorded history. The book of memory still lies open. And you here now are the hand that holds the pen. If you succeed, for the first time in our history we will judge our executioner. And we will warn off any who wishes to follow his example. If you fail, he escapes justice, perhaps forever. I beg you. Do not fail.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Operation Finale/Kin (2018) See more »

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Sanitizing the holocaust
31 August 2018 | by mludzkiSee all my reviews

It's a good movie. But, once again, Jews are shown wearing their Sunday best while being gassed and shot. For the part, the Jews would have been naked and filthy and half starved.

I'm tired of movies about the Holocaust that look like those tortured, worked to death, starving, diseased, riddled with lice, and imprisoned in ghettos look like they suffered through one terrible day: their extermination. I blame the writer for failing to show the truth. Based on a true story? Based on fantasy.


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