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The Green Prince (2014)

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)
6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mosab Hassan Yousef ... Himself
Gonen Ben Yitzhak ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some disturbing images. | See all certifications »
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Country:

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, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$257,779, 21 November 2014
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Wow, just incredible...
2 April 2015 | by MrMcMurphySee all my reviews

I'm still in that post-amazement daze.

First, I almost never last two seconds on "story telling" documentaries (I need in-the-moment action and suspense). This still had action and suspense for two reasons:

1. The story was incredible.

2. There was plenty of original footage (I saw a review stating that this was just guys in a room talking, but that is untrue - lots of original footage).

You just can't believe that this really happened. Not with a person so high in the Hamas hierarchy.

And there was no boring build-up. I hate having to "invest" time, risking my time for an unknown pay-off. The story, editing, and people grabbed me from the beginning.

All I'm going to say is that you get the perspective of both the Hamas leader's son, and his "handler."

All you need is the capacity for reason, and at least a minimal awareness of the Israel-Palastine conflict; and you will probably enjoy this.


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