Oscar Isaac plays an Israeli agent in this historical drama about the hunt for an escaped Nazi officer.
Israeli agent Peter Malkin is tasked to capture a notorious Nazi officer who managed to escape to Argentina after World War II. But he needs to face his past in order to succeed on his mission.
This historical drama tells about the efforts of the Israeli Mossad officers in 1960 to capture former SS officer Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. “Operation Finale” centers on Oscar Isaac’s character, Peter Malkin, who is part of the agents tasked to bring Eichmann (played by Ben Kingsley) to Israel in order to face justice.
Isaac played the role of Malkin well, a character who was torn with ethical questions that he was confronted by during the operation. The story was relayed smoothly, including the equally interesting side stories, and ending with the agents’ suspenseful escape from Argentina with their price Eichmann.
Sun god Worthy (4 out of 5 stars). By all intents and purposes, “Operation Finale” stayed true to the real events where it was based, with just a few cinematic changes. The ethical discussions were sparse but in-depth, with the writers carefully toeing the line on this political issue. Both sides were given enough airtime here, with the final judgment being left to the audience.
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