THE OPERATIVE

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PRE-PRODUCTION

Rachel, a highly effective but rouge spy from Israel’s feared national intelligence force Mossad – vanishes without a trace while attending her father’s funeral in London. The only clue to her whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to her former handler, Thomas. Summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad, he his forced to retrace her steps, determine what threats she may pose to their operation and work to protect her. 

Raised in Canada, recruited in Israel, trained in Germany and embedded in Iran, Rachel’s skill at immersing herself in a new identity makes her an extraordinary asset, growing quickly from surveillance operations to assassinations. But, when Rachel falls in love with an Iranian businessman of great interest to her handlers, the line blurs between who she is and the identities she assumes. 

Caught between loyalty and love, Rachel walks a daily path between life and death. Back in the present day, Thomas pieces together a puzzle, trying to determine if he ever really knew the woman whose lie was so often in his hands. THE OPERATIVE is a high-stakes journey through a labyrinth of lies in which layers of personal and professional deception are peeled back to reveal a passionate love affair and a delicate political game of cat and mouse. 

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Yuval Adler 

PRODUCERS: Eitan Mansuri, Anne Carey, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen and Jonathan Dowek 

CAST: Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman 

GENRE: Espionage Thriller