“False Flag has a touch of Homeland about it… the next big Israeli drama” – C21 Hot Picks for MIPCOM 2015
Waking up one morning to discover their passports smeared across television screens around the world, five ordinary Israeli citizens are plunged into a gripping international espionage affair. The five soon discover they have been implicated as prime suspects in a high-profile and brutal kidnapping—that of Iranian Minister of Defense, Farhead Sulimani, during his recent visit to Moscow. Inspired by the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai in 2010, False Flag—which has already been acquired for a US remake—immerses the viewer in the suspect world of spying and double-agents, with a tension that manages to retain a degree of irony, all performed with incredible virtuosity.
Premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, this subversive thriller series won the Audience Award at France's Series Mania Festival.
140 min (3 episodes) / Hebrew (English subtitles)
Director — Oded Ruskin