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This real life thriller tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader. Under the code name “The Green Prince”, he is recruited to spy on his own people for over a decade. Focusing on his complex relationship with his handler, this is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, impossible choices – and of a friendship that defies all boundaries.

Set against a backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s THE GREEN PRINCE is a multi-layered psychological thriller that will challenge people's preconceptions of the on-going conflict in the region. Combining exclusive first person testimony, dramatic action sequences and never-before-seen archive footage, this is a powerful cinematic experience – a spy thriller that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. The film was produced by Schirman along with two-time Oscar®-winner Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE and SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN) and Oscar®-winner John Battsek (ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, THE TILLMAN STORY).
Genre Thriller
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2014
Director Nadav Schirman
Screenplay Nadav Schirman
Cinematography Hans Fromm, Giora Bejach, Raz Dagan
Cast Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak
Producers Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn
Co-Producers Omri Uzrad, Thomas Weymar, Britta Meyermann
Production Companies A List Films/Frankfurt, Passion Pictures/London, Red Box Films/London, in co-production with Telepool, Uzrad Productions/Tel Aviv
Runtime 101 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Festivals Sundance 2014 (World Cinema Documentary Competition/Opening Film), FullFrame Durham 2014, Planete Doc 2014, Documenta Madrid 2014, Seattle 2014, BFI London 2014, Zurich 2014, Athens 2014, IDFA 2014, Stockholm 2014, Sao Paulo 2014, Camerimage 2014, Black Nights Tallinn 2014, ZINEBI Bilbao 2014, Bergamo Film Meeting 2015
Awards Audience Award Sundance 2014, Israeli Film Award Ofir Best Documentary 2014, Bavarian Film Prize 2014 (Best Documentary)
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, HessenInvestFilm, New Israeli Film Fund for Cinema and TV
German Distributor Senator Entertainment/Berlin

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