The Operative

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    Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Spy, psycho thriller | France, Germany, Israel

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    Brief synopsis

    Rachel, who is actually called something else, speaks several languages fluently and is at home everywhere and nowhere. Perfect qualifications for an agent, according to the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad that recruits her. Her liaison officer Thomas holds her in high esteem; operational command in Israel is also convinced and so Rachel is sent to Tehran on an undercover mission. Fascinated by this foreign country, she carefully blends in with everyday life on the ground and starts an affair with a businessman, Farhad, the man she has been instructed to spy on. But her missions become more and more demanding and dangerous until she finally decides to quit. She leaves a cryptic message for Thomas, who must now find her before she can become a threat to Israel.

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    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Diane KrugerRachel [L]
    Martin FreemanThomas [L]
    Cas AnvarFarhad [L]Hadi Khanjanpour
    Johanan HersonJoe [SR]
    Liron LevoDan [SR]
    Doron TsabariRonnie [SR]
    Rotem KeinanDaniel [SR]
    Ohad KnollerStephen [SR]
    Aryeh ChernerHead of Mossad [SR]
    Vladimir FridmanNima [SR]
    Operative #3 [SR]Yotam Ishay
    Sevil Mokhtare
    Sepideh [SR]
    Katrin Annabelle Schneiderfolgt [SR]
    Hadi KhanjanpourStore Owner [BP]
    Daniel WandeltMax, Principal [BP]
    Julia Schneider [2]deutsche Frau

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Production controllerBoris Dillen
    Production accountantBoris Dillen
    Assistant production accountantKristina Diesendorf
    Dailies coloristSeverin Schultze
    Director of photographyKolja Brandt
    Camera operatorNorwin HatschbachB-CAM 2 DT
    Steadicam operatorYoshua BerkowitzB-Kamera / Steadicam 15DT
    1st assistant cameraDaniel GoldmannZusatz B-Cam Leipzig
    1st assistant cameraSabine RösingB-Cam Köln Zusatz 1 DT
    1st assistant cameraKarl KeilA-Cam, Alexa Mini, Leica Summilux-C
    2nd assistant cameraNorwin HatschbachA-CAM Germany
    2nd assistant cameraJaro Schönefeld1 DT Zusatz B-Cam
    DIT digital imaging technicianSeverin Schultze2 x Alexa Mini | Lab On Set | ISR/BUL/GER
    Video assist/playback operatorJulian Hopff2x Alexa
    Still photographerWolfgang EnnenbachNRW + Leipzig
    Casting directorEmmanuelle Mayer
    Costume designerVerena Reuter-ZüllDeutschland
    Costume designerHamada Atallah
    WardrobeAnnalena Gerstmann
    WardrobeSerena Matlas
    Additional wardrobeVanessa Horsmann
    DirectorYuval Adler
    1st AD (local system)Esther Hassfurther Rauch
    2nd AD crowd (local system)Mirjam Wille
    2nd AD crowd (local system)Daniel Arapoglu
    Assistant to directorAndrea Knör06.08 - 10.08 Martin Freeman
    Storyboard artistMarc Ewert
    EditorHansjörg Weißbrich
    2nd assistant editorJannik Donker
    Key/dolly gripMalte KneibGermany
    Key/dolly gripKenneth CornilsDeutschland 1. Woche
    Grip assistantRobin Ritter
    GafferThorsten Kosellek
    Best boyMicky Koch
    Lighting technician / electricianBernd Kremer
    Lighting technician / electricianAnand Puthupparambil
    Balloon light operatorChristian Saalfeld
    Makeup artist / hair stylistDiana Badalova
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistRené Jordan
    ProstheticsJörg RunkVerkauf
    ProstheticsJohanna KochHerstellung Tattoos
    ComposerHaim Frank Ilfman
    Music editorAdrian Lo
    ProducerEitan MansuriSpiro Films
    ProducerJonathan DoweckSpiro Films
    ProducerMichael Weber [4]Match Factory
    ProducerViola FügenMatch Factory
    ProducerAnne CareyArcher Gray
    ProducerJean LabadieLe Pacte
    ProducerYuval Adler
    Co-producerDietmar GüntscheNeue Bioskop Film
    Co-producerMartin RohéNeue Bioskop Film
    Co-producerMeike SavarinLittle Shark Entertainment
    Executive producerTeddy SchwarzmanBlack Bear
    Assistant-/ junior-producerCécile Tollu-Polonowski
    Production designerYoel Herzbergproduction design
    Production designerJutta FreyerGermany, prod.des.Yoel Herzberg
    Assistant production designerBarbara HartwichAssistant Art Director Germany
    Art directorJutta FreyerDeutschland
    Set decoratorKatja SchlömerNRW
    Prop masterDaniel KolarovDeutschland
    Standby propsJan Feil
    Set dresserMikael RiouNRW
    Set dresserSimon Empt
    Assistant to propmaster /- buyerNele Schallenberg
    Assistent stand by propmanAntonia Baker-MonteysDeutschland
    Picture car coordinatorBenno PastewkaSachsen
    Location scoutSören von der HeydeSachsen,Sachsen-Anh.,Thüringen
    Location scoutRüdiger Jordan
    Stand by set builderKlaus Bienen
    Draughtsman/set designerMarkus SchützNRW Studiobau
    Graphic artistDorit JanssenDeutschland
    Property driverJan GrothausDeutschland
    Line producerKfir Weiss
    Line producerSebastian Fröhlich
    Unit production managerSebastian Fröhlich
    Post production supervisorMarie Krommes
    Post production supervisorNiko RemusBudget und Vorbereitung
    Unit managerJan Beek
    Location managerStefan Noebel-HeiseLocation Manager Leipzig
    Location managerPaul EffertzLocation Manager NRW
    Set manager/ floor managerKai HülsmannKomplett bis auf 6 DT
    Set manager/ floor managerManuel Faber1,5 Wochen Vertretung
    Assistant location managerSaskia Römmelt
    Assistant set/floor managerLukas Schneider
    Assistant set/floor managerElisa Kaldewei
    Set runnerHannah Lueg-Althoff
    Set runnerJonas Windgassen
    Production driverDominik LeursDeutschland
    Production driverSilvio Heß
    Personal driverCarsten Baum
    PA internMascha BreukerNRW-Teil
    ScreenwriterYuval Adler
    Literary sourceYiftach Reicher Atir'The English Teacher'
    Production sound mixerMiroslav Babic
    Boom operatorCaspar SachsseGermany
    Sound designerFrank Schubert [1]
    Sound designerMichael Kaczmarek
    Sound editorMaximilian PongratzFoley
    Adr editorAdrian Lo
    Dialogue editorTobias Adam
    Dialogue editorAndreas Vorwerk [2]
    Foley recordistChristoph Oertel
    Foley artistMaximilian Pongratz
    Foley artistMartin Langenbach
    Fight choreographerSteffen Jung
    Stuntman/womanSteffen JungStunt Player
    Stuntman/womanBastian VolkmerStuntplayer Bodyguard Röska
    Stuntman/womanHendrik Mohr
    Stuntman/womanIgor TjumenzevDouble Martin Freeman
    Stuntman/womanNikolai MohrStuntplayer / Rolle Op
    Stuntman/womanTanja PelsterDouble Diane Kruger
    Stuntman/womanJulia Schneider [4]
    Stunt driverBenjamin NippePrecision Driver Travic

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Endeavor Content [us]World Sales
    Le Pacte [fr]Distribution France
    Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH [de]Deutschland

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesLabOnSetDIT Equipment komplett (Computer, Monitore, Storage, Shuttles, etc.)
    GripMaier Bros. GmbH
    CastingAgentur Halleipzig-KomparsenBesetzung Komparsen
    Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Eick, Eick & Weber GbRTagesrolle, Kleindarsteller, Double, Specials, Komparsen NRW
    Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
    Lighting and UtilitiesZasa Lights GmbH | balloonlight systemsClouds
    Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
    Production ServicesFilmdienstleistungen Sören von der HeydeLeipzig.Verkehrsplanung.Beschilderung
    Production ServicesFILMSECURITY.de …safer sets only. by Danny FreibergBlocker & Wache
    Production ServicesHermann Koenen Party- und Catering-ServiceCatering in Deutschland
    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH
    PropsHerz MedicalgroupMed. Equioment
    PropsMonitoranimationPC Vermietung
    Vehicles and aircraftsChromschnittchen GbR
    Vehicles and aircraftsMannis-GarageSpielfahrzeuge NRW
    Vehicles and aircraftsSetlounge GmbHService
    Film Processing/Transferswefadetogrey GmbH

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Yuval Adler2019Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Official selectionNominated

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2019GermanyInt. Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale)Out of Competition

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 29/08/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 24/07/2019
    PremiereSunday, 10/02/2019Berlinale