February 5-8:00 pm
8.00pm Wednesday 5 February
The Operative is a 2019 internationally co-produced thriller film, written and directed by Israeli filmmaker Yuval Adler. His film Bethlehem is widely acclaimed and won six Ophir prizes.
The film is based on the Hebrew novel The English Teacher (המורה לאנגלית) by Yiftach Reicher-Atir, a former intelligence officer. It stars Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman and Cas Anvar.
Rachel (Diane Kruger) is a rogue spy from Israel’s national intelligence force Mossad. She 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 (Martin Freeman), who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. With Rachel’s life immersed in her assignments as part of a vast espionage effort against Iran’s nuclear program, Thomas must retrace her steps to determine what threats she may now pose to their operation, while also working to protect her.
The film is currently showing in Israeli cinemas titled The English Teacher with Hebrew subtitles. Most of the dialogue is in English but some parts are in Hebrew and other languages.
The screening at Netanya AACI will have English subtitles.