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'Operation Finale': The Hunt for a Nazi War Criminal

Ben Kingsley stars as Adolf Eichmann in "Operation Finale." (Credit: Valeria Florini/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

In 1960, Israeli secret agents were tasked with running down rumors that Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann was alive and well in Argentina. Known as "the Architect of the Final Solution," Eichmann was the highest-profile German officer to escape prosecution after World War II.

"Operation Finale" (out now on Digital, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on Dec. 4) tells the story of Eichmann's capture and eventual prosecution back in Israel. Unlike the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann's court proceedings were broadcast live all over the world, giving many people their first opportunity to hear details of the Holocaust.

The movie stars Oscar Isaac, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Michael Aronov and Greg Hill as the Israeli team sent to Argentina, and Ben Kingsley gives an amazingly low-key yet powerful performance as the Nazi war criminal.

"Operation Finale" proceeds at a deliberate pace, showing the tedium of spycraft and trusting the audience to understand the importance of the mission. It's not all car chases and explosions.

We've got an exclusive video in which the cast and crew talks about the film. Come back on Dec. 4 for an interview with "Operation Finale" director Chris Weitz.

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