Director: Yuval Adler. Cast: Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar, Liron Levo. Country: Germany, Israel, France, USA. Language: English, Hebrew, Farsi, German with English subtitles.

A powerful and dark spy thriller starring Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman. British citizen Rachel is polyglot and peripatetic, with a deep love for Israel – traits that make her an ideal Mossad agent. Recruited by Thomas, a Berlin-based British Jew, she is sent to Tehran to spy on a businessman whom she falls in love with. Based on the Israeli novel The English Teacher, The Operative asks which is more powerful – service to nation, or love?

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  • Release Date :
  • 07 Oct 2019
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