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Mossad agent Naomi is called back from sick leave and assigned to a "babysitting" job. Under a new identity, she heads to Germany to protect Mona a beautiful Lebanese informant, whom ... See full summary »

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Eran Riklis

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Eran Riklis (screenplay), Shulamith Hareven (short story "The Link")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Neta Riskin ... Naomi
Golshifteh Farahani ... Mona
Yehuda Almagor Yehuda Almagor ... Avner
Doraid Liddawi ... Naim Quassem
Haluk Bilginer ... Ahmet
Lior Ashkenazi ... Gad
Ronald Kukulies Ronald Kukulies ... Janitor
Mark Waschke ... Bernhard
Dagmar von Kurmin Dagmar von Kurmin ... Frau Herrmann
August Wittgenstein ... Elegant Man
Amit Jacobi Amit Jacobi ... Mossad Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ali Hamade David Ali Hamade ... Yussef (as David Hamade)
Nikolai Knackmuss Nikolai Knackmuss ... Mickey
Kailas Mahadevan ... Kiosk Owner
Hannes Wegener ... Mossad Agent
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Mossad agent Naomi is called back from sick leave and assigned to a "babysitting" job. Under a new identity, she heads to Germany to protect Mona a beautiful Lebanese informant, whom special agents have pulled from her country and hidden in a Hamburg safe house while she recovers from plastic surgery. Naomi soon learns that Mona is very close to a top Hezbollah leader, a man she betrayed and who is dead-set on exacting revenge. During the two weeks they spend together, an unexpected bond forms between the two women, forged from shared risks and a deep understanding of loss. But in this high-stakes game of deception, questions of fate may be out of their control. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

25 January 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Dolby Digital

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uneven mix of genres
7 January 2018 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

The first film that I viewed in 2018 in a pre-screening before the Israeli premiere was Shelter (original title 'Mistor'). It is directed by Eran Riklis, a director whose previous works The Syrian Bride and The Human Resources Manager I liked. Those were movies inspired by the Israeli reality, complex and emotional at the same time. The latest was based on a novel by A.B. Yeoshua. With Shelter Riklis tries a very different type of movie, a combination of psychological thriller and action movie, and the result was for me quite disappointing.

Yet, I can understand what intended Riklis with this story (he also wrote the script). The encounter between the Israeli Mossad agent and the Lebanese collaborator that she has the mission to defend while recovering from a plastic surgery that aims to change her physiognomy creates the premises of the meeting of two women who are separated by almost everything in their personal biographies and yet have so much to share as personal traumas. Women fighting in the secret wars have no easy time, and there is very little literature or film that dealt with these topic if at all. There is no feminine version of John Le Carre and of his heroes if you want.

While the intentions and premises are interesting, the execution lacks pace and the building of the relationship that is supposed to take place in the sheltering apartment in Germany is never credible on screen. I am not sure who is to blame for this, maybe more time should have been spent in the claustrophobic enclosure of the house and the inserts describing the menace closing on the two women could have been less or ignored at all. The two actresses (Neta Riskin and especially Golshifteh Farahani) do a reasonable job, but the chemistry that would have made their relationship credible is missing. The final quarter of the film switches pace and turns the whole story into an action movie, but lacks credibility. Psychological thrillers and action spy movies are two very different genres and their mixing does not work.


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