Events for October 21st, 2011
Directed by John Madden. US. 2010. R. 113 min. 35mm.
Fri, Oct 21 thru Thu, Oct 27 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“When Hannah Arendt wrote of “the banality of evil,” she could have been referring to an elderly gynecologist played by Jesper Christensen in The Debt, a new John Madden-directed remake of a 2007 Israeli film. From all outside appearances, Christensen is nothing but a harmless old man. There’s even something reassuringly paternalistic and kindly in his bearing. But underneath the avuncular façade lie hints of unimaginable darkness that reveal his true history as an infamous Nazi butcher. There’s something monstrous, even terrifying, in Christensen’s seeming normality. More»