“Operation Finale” (MGM)
By Catholic News Service
Directed by Chris Weitz, this movie offers a Jewish perspective not often found in World War II films. It follows a group of Israeli Mossad agents 15 years after World War II as they covertly infiltrate Buenos Aires in order to capture a high-ranking Nazi (Ben Kingsley) who has thus far escaped justice. As they struggle to get him to sign written consent to be tried in Israel, the group’s passionate leader (Oscar Isaac) strikes up an unlikely, and respectful, relationship with the prisoner, showing that even enemies deserve respect and dignity.
The film contains one instance of profanity and several crude terms as well as images of Holocaust and war violence. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -– parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.