The Green Prince

“Sustains the tension of a well-executed thriller.” Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Green Prince, The

Green Prince, The

About the Film

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.  

 As a defiant teenager growing up in Palestine, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. Shaken by Hamas’s brutality within the prison’s walls and a growing disgust for their methods, particularly suicide bombing, he had an unexpected change of heart and began to see Hamas as more of a problem than a solution. Recruited by the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security agency) and given the code name "Green Prince," he spied on the Hamas elite for over a decade, constantly risking exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and peopleAlong the way, what started as a cautious alliance between Mosab and his Shin Bet handler Gonen Ben Yitzhak grew into an enduring loyalty that no one could’ve ever predicted.

Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef's bestselling memoir Son of Hamas, THE GREEN PRINCE exposes a complex world of terror, betrayal, and impossible choices. Through exclusive first-hand testimony, dramatic action sequences, and rare archival footage, decades of secrets come to light in this unflinching exploration of a profound spiritual transformation and the transcendent bonds of friendship. THE GREEN PRINCE will challenge much of what you know about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

From the Academy Award® Winning Producers of MAN ON WIRE, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN and ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER.


Director: Nadav Schirman

Reactions

“Intense and fascinating...takes unforeseen turns even the best of novelists would have trouble imagining.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Gripping...sustains the tension of a well-executed thriller.” - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

FOUR STARS! “Terrific. As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” - Xan Brooks, The Guardian

“Captivating and emotional. Full of twists and turns." - Anthony Kaufman, Screen International

“Like a fusion of Omar and The Gatekeepers...strikes an emotional chord well beyond the world of covert operations.” - Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment

“A thriller-like documentary. Full of incredible twists. Emotional.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter


“A crowd-pleaser. Beautifully humanistic. Extraordinarily satisfying. - Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire

 

 

Awards & Festivals

  • Producers Guild Awards 2015 - Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominee
  • Winner! Sundance Film Festival 2014 Audience Award - Best Documentary, World Cinema
  • Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2014 - Audience Award
  • Winner! Docaviv Awards 2014 - Best Editing

Cast & Crew

Featuring

Mosab Hassan Yousef
Gonen Ben Yitzhak

Crew

Director: Nadav Schirman
Writer: Nadav Schirman
Producers: Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn
Co-producers: Omri Uzrad, Britta Meyermann
Executive Producers:
 Thomas Weymar, Sheryl Crown, Maggie Monteith
Editors: Joelle Alexis, Sanjeev Hathirmann
Cinematography: Hans Fromm (bvk), Giora Bejach, Raz Dagan
Visual Effects: Kiril Rosenfled
Orginial Music: Max Richter

Technical Info

Production Year: 2014
Countries of Production: Germany, UK, Israel
Languages: English, Hebrew
Running Time: 1h 41m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Color: Yes

Theaters

New York
New York
9/12/14
Los Angeles
California
9/12/14
New York
New York
9/12/14
Bethesda
Maryland
9/12/14
Coral Gables
Florida
9/19/14
Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia
9/19/14
Fairfax
Virginia
9/19/14
West Newton
Massachusetts
9/19/14
Minneapolis
Minnesota
9/19/14
Arlington
Virginia
9/19/14
Pasadena
California
9/19/14
Encino
California
9/19/14
Irvine
California
9/19/14
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
9/19/14
Boston
Massachusetts
9/19/14
Miami
Florida
9/26/14
Coral Gables
Florida
9/26/14
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
9/26/14
Huntington
New York
10/10/14
Naples
Florida
10/10/14
Lake Worth
Florida
10/10/14
Atlanta
Georgia
10/10/14
Sandy Springs
Georgia
10/10/14
Boca Raton
Florida
10/10/14
Baltimore
Maryland
10/10/14
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
10/10/14
Delray Beach
Florida
10/10/14
Boca Raton
Florida
10/10/14
Norwalk
Connecticut
10/10/14
Berkeley
California
10/10/14
San Francisco
California
10/10/14
San Jose
California
10/10/14
Palm Desert
California
10/10/14
Skillman
New Jersey
10/10/14
Santa Barbara
California
10/10/14
Bethel
Connecticut
10/10/14
Los Angeles
California
10/15/14
Leawood
Kansas
10/17/14
Scottsdale
Arizona
10/17/14
Las Vegas
Nevada
10/17/14
Columbus
Ohio
10/17/14
Highland Park
Illinois
10/17/14
Chicago
Illinois
10/17/14
Ashland
Oregon
10/24/14
Tucson
Arizona
10/24/14
Santa Fe
New Mexico
10/24/14

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Awards & Festivals

  • Producers Guild Awards 2015 - Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominee
  • Winner! Sundance Film Festival 2014 Audience Award - Best Documentary, World Cinema
  • Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2014 - Audience Award
  • Winner! Docaviv Awards 2014 - Best Editing

Reactions

“Intense and fascinating...takes unforeseen turns even the best of novelists would have trouble imagining.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Gripping...sustains the tension of a well-executed thriller.” - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

FOUR STARS! “Terrific. As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” - Xan Brooks, The Guardian

“Captivating and emotional. Full of twists and turns." - Anthony Kaufman, Screen International

“Like a fusion of Omar and The Gatekeepers...strikes an emotional chord well beyond the world of covert operations.” - Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment

“A thriller-like documentary. Full of incredible twists. Emotional.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter


“A crowd-pleaser. Beautifully humanistic. Extraordinarily satisfying. - Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire

 

 

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