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 Israeli and international cast, led by Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman, The Operative asks which is more powerful – service to nation or love?

Awards & Festivals

Winner – Audience Award, UK Jewish Film Festival 2019
Official Selection – Berlin International Film Festival 2019