CAPTURING THE DEVIL

By Philippe AZOULAY

ARSAM INTERNATIONAL - as PROD

Historical - Pre-Production 2017

The real story told by Mossad agent Peter Zvi Malkin of the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi hierarch who organized mass deportation and murdering and who found shelter in Argentina.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Historical, Thriller
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Philippe AZOULAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Philippe AZOULAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Amir HAREL (Lama Films), Ilann GIRARD (Arsam International)
    • Synopsis
    • 1960 the “Mossad”, Israel secret services, have spotted Adolf Eichmann - the architect and organizer of the « Holocaust » and in charge of the extermination of 12 million human beings - in Argentina. An elite commando team is formed, its mission being to capture and bring him alive to stand trial in Jerusalem. An expert in martial arts, Peter Zvi Malkin is chosen to apprehend the fugitive, guard him in a safe house, and disguise him for his clandestine journey out of Buenos Aires.
      Malkin is going to remain locked up 10 days with Eichmann. Day after day, night after night, under the threat of an intervention by the neo-Nazis organizations which are now searching for Eichmann, while the exfiltration procedure is constantly postponed, the atmosphere turns into a nightmare in the house.
      Malkin wants to understand how « the man next door » could organize the massacre of millions of innocent people. He tries desperately to understand the nature of evil and its roots in this particular man.
      On May 20th, 1960, disguised as one of the aircrew’s member, Eichmann is secretly boarded on the official El Al plane.
      After a long and public trial in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death and executed on May 31, 1962. He is the only man ever executed in the State of Israel.
      Peter Zvi Malkin is one of Israel's greatest spy ever. When he retired, he became a painter.
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