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.

(https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.html?film_id=201914525)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Diane KrugerRachel [L]
Martin FreemanThomas [L]
Cas AnvarFarhad [L]
Johanan HersonJoe [SR]
Liron LevoDan [SR]
Doron TsabariRonnie [SR]
Rotem KeinanDaniel [SR]
Aryeh ChernerMossad's boss [SR]
Ohad KnollerStephen [SR]
Vladimir FridmanNima [SR]
Sevil MokhtareSepideh [SR]
Katrin Annabelle Schneiderfolgt [SR]
Hadi KhanjanpourStore Owner [BP]
Daniel WandeltMax, Principal [BP]
Julia Schneider [2]deutsche Frau

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photographyKolja Brandt
camera operatorNorwin HatschbachB-CAM 2 DT
steadicam operatorYoshua BerkowitzB-Kamera / Steadicam 15DT
1st assistant cameraSabine RösingB-Cam Köln Zusatz 1 DT
1st assistant cameraDaniel GoldmannZusatz B-Cam Leipzig
1st assistant cameraKarl KeilA-Cam, Alexa Mini, Leica Summilux-C
2nd assistant cameraJaro Schönefeld1 DT Zusatz B-Cam
2nd assistant cameraNorwin HatschbachA-CAM Germany
DIT digital imaging technicianSeverin Schultze2 x Alexa Mini | Lab On Set
video 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 assistant directorEsther Hassfurther Rauch
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADMirjam Wille
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADDaniel Arapoglu
assistant to directorAndrea Knör06.08 - 10.08 Martin Freeman
storyboard artistMarc Ewert
editorHansjörg Weißbrich
key/dolly gripMalte KneibGermany
key/dolly gripKenneth CornilsDeutschland 1. Woche
grip assistantRobin Ritter
gafferThorsten Kosellek
best boyMicky Koch
electricianBernd Kremer
electricianAnand Puthupparambil
balloon light operatorChristian Saalfeld
makeup artist / hair stylistDiana Badalova
key makeup artistRené Jordan
prostheticsJörg RunkVerkauf
prostheticsJohanna KochHerstellung Tattoos
composerHaim Frank Ilfman
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 Herzbg.
assistant production designerBarbara HartwichAssistant Art Director Germany
art directorJutta FreyerDeutschland
set decoratorKatja SchlömerNRW
prop masterDaniel KolarovDeutschland
standby propsJan Feil
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
graphic artistDorit JanssenDeutschland
property driverJan GrothausDeutschland
line producerKfir Weiss
line producerSebastian Fröhlich
post production supervisorNiko RemusBudget und Vorbereitung
post production supervisorMarie Krommes
unit managerJan Beek
location managerStefan Noebel-HeiseLocation Manager Leipzig
location managerPaul EffertzLocation Manager NRW
set manager / 3rd ADManuel Faber1,5 Wochen Vertretung
set manager / 3rd ADKai HülsmannKomplett bis auf 6 DT
assistant location managerSaskia Römmelt
4th AD / Additional ADLukas Schneider
4th AD / Additional ADElisa Kaldewei
set runnerJonas Windgassen
set runnerHannah Lueg-Althoff
production driverDominik LeursDeutschland
production driverSilvio Heß
personal driverCarsten Baum
production assistantMascha 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
dialogue editorTobias Adam
Foley RecordistChristoph Oertel
foley artistMartin Langenbach
fight choreographerSteffen Jung
stuntman/womanSteffen JungStunt Player
stuntman/womanJulia Schneider [4]
stuntman/womanBastian VolkmerStuntplayer Bodyguard Röska
stuntman/womanHendrik Mohr
stuntman/womanIgor TjumenzevDouble Martin Freeman
stuntman/womanNikolai MohrStuntplayer / Rolle Op
stuntman/womanTanja PelsterDouble Diane Kruger
stunt driverBenjamin NippePrecision Driver Travic
Dailies ColoristSeverin Schultze

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]WettbewerbNominated

Festivals

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

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 29.08.2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 17.07.2019
PremiereSunday, 10.02.2019Berlinale