The Operative, a Mossad spy thriller directed by Yuval Adler, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and triggered a political discussion of its intentionally apolitical plot. The movie stars Martin Freeman and Diane Kruger, who operate in Iran and are caught up in a web of betrayal, lies and danger. Adler, an Israeli director, said at a press time that he never intended to create a politically charged thriller about cruel and divisive Middle East politics. Rather, the goal was to show a specter of human emotions in emotionally challenging and dangerous situations. In other words, to create a true human drama.
Creating a politics-neutral story about spies seemed an impossible task, but it seems that was exactly what the movie did. It is based on The English Teacher, a book published by one of Mossad’s former officers. The brilliant cast helped ensure that the movie has lived up to the expectations: Martin Freeman, who starred in Sherlock and Black Panther, and Diane Kruger, an award-winning German actress, have done the job. The movie was filmed in Europe and Israel.
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