Ariel Brenner (Yvan Attal) leaves his Paris home on his 18th birthday to start a new life with Israel’s secret service, the Mossad, in this powerful story based on actual events. Determined to realize his lifelong dream of serving in the Mossad, idealistic Ariel makes it through rigorous training and is accepted into the force. But as his missions increase in complexity, Ariel learns that the Mossad is riddled with conspiracy and corruption.
Born in 1961, Eric Rochant interest in cinema began when he got a present of a 8mm camera when he was a child. Rochant made three short films when he studied film in IDHEC for three years, and Presence Feminine(1986) which is one of the three, won the Cezar Award. His first feature A World without Pity (1989) brought him a Best New Director Award from Cesar. His films include The Patriots(1993) and Vive la république(1997). —PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL