The Assignment

Year: 1997
Director: Christian Duguay
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley
A brilliantly tight and neatly scripted thriller about the fictionalised account of how a Naval officer was recruited by a US and an Israeli government spy because of his likeness to the notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal.

The plot follows a fairly well worn path - of setting up the sting and then executing it, but understated and considered performances as well as a crackling and realistic script lift it way above just the storyline.

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