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The Operative (2019)

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A woman is recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran.

Director:

Yuval Adler

Writers:

Yiftach R. Atir (based on the novel by), Yuval Adler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Kruger ... Rachel
Martin Freeman ... Thomas
Cas Anvar ... Farhad
Rotem Keinan ... Daniel
Lana Ettinger ... Operative #2
Yoav Levi ... Operative #1
Yohanan Herson Yohanan Herson ... Joe
Rita Bäde Rita Bäde ... Woman donation
Annette Atzpodien Annette Atzpodien ... School secretary
Daniel Wandelt Daniel Wandelt ... Max
Julia Schneider Julia Schneider ... Woman in line
Mohsen Azimi Mohsen Azimi ... Custom offical
Mehdi Mosadekpur Mehdi Mosadekpur ... Passport Offical
Gal Friedman ... Operative #3
Ohad Knoller ... Stefan
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Based on Yiftach R. Atir's book, The English Teacher, Yuval Adler's "THE OPERATIVE" is a taut psychological thriller about a young Western woman "Diane Kruger" recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler "Martin Freeman" and her subject "Cas Anvar". Written by Vertical Entertainment

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Some scenes were actually filmed in Tehran secretly. The Iranian government would not allow an Israel filmmaker to film in the streets of Tehran so Yuval Adler hired a German film company who then hired a French film company to shoot scenes in Tehran and never told the citizens what it was for. See more »

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Farhad: The people here all have many secrets. There's too many rules in Iran. So... If uh, you want to drink, you keep it a secret. You marry a woman who is a... Yu understand. She, she had sex. You keep it secret. If you go to a party or a cultural thing too controversial, you keep it secret. You don't want to fast on Ramadan? Eat in secret. It's the way of life here. Like a second nature.
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Why all the bad reviews?
16 October 2019 | by jeff-73494See all my reviews

This film was certainly not as bad as some of the other reviews indicated. While not taking everything so seriously, the movie absolutely kept my interest, and there were some truly tense moments throughout the film. Definitely not boring at all, and the acting was excellent.


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24 July 2019 (France) See more »

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