Though many know the basic storylines that comprise the horrors of World War II Germany, over the years many films have broadened our understanding concerning the events that lead to the mass execution of over six million Jews.
Chris Weitz’s Operation Final is one of those films, focusing on the high stakes mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, to have him stand trial in Israel.
The film’s final trailer, which bears a haunting, eerie tone from start to finish, spends much of its time venturing back and forth between Oscar Isaac’s agent Peter Malkin and Ben Kingsley’s Eichmann. Focusing on information and dialogue exchanges, we quickly begin to understand the cat-and-mouse style “game” that these two men become entangled within, working against one another to understand each other’s motive, obsession and moral compass.
We’ll get the full story of this highly dangerous abduction attempt when Operation Finale hits theaters on August 29.