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The Operative

Original title
The Operative
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Yuval Adler
Music
Haim Frank Ilfman
Cinematography
Kolja Brandt
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Germany-Israel-France-United States; Black Bear Pictures / Le Pacte / Neue Bioskop Film / Spiro Films
Genre
Thriller | Spy Film
Synopsis / Plot
Rachel, who is actually called something else, speaks several languages fluently and is at home everywhere and nowhere. Perfect qualifications for an agent, according to the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad that recruits her. Her liaison officer Thomas holds her in high esteem; operational command in Israel is also convinced and so Rachel is sent to Tehran on an undercover mission. Fascinated by this foreign country, she carefully blends in with everyday life on the ground and starts an affair with a businessman, Farhad, the man she has been instructed to spy on. But her missions become more and more demanding and dangerous until she finally decides to quit. She leaves a cryptic message for Thomas, who must now find her before she can become a threat to Israel.
Awards
2019: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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