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The Green Prince

The Green Prince
  • 2014
  • Germany/US/UK/Israel
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nadav Schirman
  • Language: English/Hebrew

Intense and intriguing but patchy documentary on the recruitment of Mosab Hassan Yousef by Shin Bet handler Gonen Ben Itzhak. Sketchy and simplistic, it unquestioningly presents bloodshed in the occupied territories as the consequence of Palestinian terrorism, and the absence of context makes for a film too wedded to drama.

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The Green Prince

8 Dec 20143 stars

Fascinating but flawed documentary focussing on an Israeli informant

‘The Green Prince’ was the codename used by Israel’s intelligence service for its most highly placed informant, Mosab Hassan Yousef, when he was passing information to them on Hamas’ activities during the Second Intifada. So, at least, runs Yousef’s own…

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