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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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Credited cast:
Mosab Hassan Yousef ... Himself
Gonen Ben Yitzhak ... Himself
Sheikh Hassan Yousef Sheikh Hassan Yousef ... Himself
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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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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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stranger than fiction
24 October 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the eldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a leader of Hamas. He is caught running guns at 17 and imprisoned by the Israelis. He is shocked to find Hamas torturing people suspected of being informers. Israel's security service Shin Bet is able to recruit him and Gonen Ben Yitzhak becomes his handler.

I didn't know anything about this story before watching this movie. I honestly figured that this is a fictionalized account with actors for the first half hour. The style is very plain with Mosab and Gonen talking straight into the camera. The story is so compelling that it is utterly riveting. I do wonder why he did what he did. He gives explanations and hints but I'm not sure if there is something more.


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