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. 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 Shirman joins us for a fascinating conversation about a complex man and the incredible circumstances he came from.
The Green Prince opens in New York at the Lincoln Plaza and Los Angeles at the Landmark Theatre on September 12th.
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