Films screening at this event

The Operative

Yuval Adler
Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar, Liron Levo
France, Germany, Israel, USA
117 min

British citizen Rachel is polyglot and peripatetic, with a deep love for Israel – traits that make her an ideal Mossad agent. Recruited by a Berlin-based British Jew, Thomas, she is sent to Tehran to spy on businessman Farhad. Blending in at first, she soon falls for – and starts a passionate affair with – Farhad, a transgression that threatens to blow her cover and puts both their lives at risk. Based on Israeli novel The English Teacher and featuring a stellar Israeliand international cast, led by Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman, The Operative asks which is more powerful – service to nation or love?

Martin Freeman will attend the Centrepiece Gala on 14th November.

Official Selection – Berlin International Film Festival 2019

The Operative plays out like a personal drama as much as an international action potboiler.” Little White Lies