The Operative

The second feature from Yuval Adler (Bethlehem), “The Operative” is based on the novel “The English Teacher” written by former Israel intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir.


Recruited by British Jew Thomas, Rachel is sent to Tehran as a Mossad agent to spy on businessman Farhad, but their subsequent affair puts their lives at risk. This suspenseful drama asks which is more powerful, service to nation or love? Written and directed by Yuval Adler (Bethlehem, Seduction), The Operative stars Diane Kruger (Welcome To Marwen, Inglourious Bastards) alongside Martin Freeman (Black Panther, Ghost Stories) and Cas Anvar (Room, The Lie).



69th Berlin International Film Festival, Competition, 2019




Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar


Screenplay: Yuval Adler
Cinematography: Kolja Brandt
Editing: Hansjörg Weissbrich
Producers: Viola Fügen, Anne Carey, Michael Weber, Eitan Mansuri,
Co-Producers: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade

Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 116′
Released: 2019
Language: English, German, Persian, Hebrew, Kurdish, French
Subtitles: English, French, German