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PG-13 | | Documentary, Biography | 2014 (Israel)
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The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis.

Director:

Nadav Schirman

Writers:

Nadav Schirman, Mosab Hassan Yousef (based on the book by)
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Credited cast:
Gonen Ben Yitzhak ... Himself
Mosab Hassan Yousef ... Himself
Sheikh Hassan Yousef Sheikh Hassan Yousef ... Himself
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Storyline

A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he's interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel's security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas's ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization's escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: "operating" the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some disturbing images. | See all certifications »
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Germany | UK | Israel

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

2014 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Hamas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,698, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$258,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$339,208
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Incredible story.
25 May 2019 | by eshmanaSee all my reviews

A difficult, touching documentation of the experiences of two men living under very stressful circumstances. Other reviews criticise it for being one-sided, and it may well be if viewed from a wider perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but taken at face value, the interaction between Mosab and Gonen, that develops into a trust beyond blood, is an uplifting story that needs to widely heard. A solid documentary that, treated with care and sensitivity, could probably be turned into a powerful movie. This is a tale of hope.


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