Ben Kingsley won a Best Actor Oscar years ago for Gandhi, and now he’s on the opposite side of the human spectrum in Operation Finale as Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust. The feature deals with the journey of his capture in Argentina (Oscar Isaac plays Israeli agent Peter Malkin).
“This is going to be a thrilling picture because it is redemptive and triumphant,” said Kingsley. “It is the story of the capturing and bringing to justice of a monster and honoring the hallowed memory of all those monster’s victims. That in itself is a triumph. Also the search for him, the preparation, the disguises, the subterfuge involved, the terrible risks involved in Buenos Aires in that time . . . All of this is absolutely thrilling.”
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Operation Finale, co-starring Nick Kroll and Mélanie Laurent, opens nationwide August 29.