The Green Prince
"... as gripping as any
high-concept Hollywood thriller and as psychologically knotty as Greek
tragedy" (The Guardian)
"A captivating and emotional story [...] The Green Prince should find plenty of welcome distribution slots, both in the US and abroad, and in cinemas and on broadcast." (Anthony Kaufman, Screen International)
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").
Opening film of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance International Film Festival 2014.
- United Kingdom, Germany, Israel
- A-List Films (Germany), Passion Pictures (UK), Red Box Films (UK), in co-production with Telepool (Germany) and Uzrad Productions (Israel)
- Made for Cinema
- Nadav Schirman
- Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn
- Nadav Schirman
- Hans Fromm, Giora Beajach, Raz Dagan
Cast & Crew
- Human interest
Sundance Film Festival (2014)Grand Jury Prize (won) Audience Award (World Cinema: Documentary)
Moscow International Film Festival (2014)Saint George Slaying the Dragon (won) Audience Award (Audience Award in Documentary Competition)
Israel Awards (2014)Israel Awards (won) Best Documentary Feature
Bayerischer Filmpreis - Bavarian Film Award (2014)Pierrot (won) Best Documentary Feature
- The Green...
- Trailer, English