Codenamed 'the Green Prince', Mosab Hassan Yousef is one of the key informants of Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, and subject of this documentary. The twist? He's the son of Hamas's co-founder.
Someday the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas leader who became a double agent and informer for Israel, will make an intensely gripping thriller, somewhere between Homeland and A Prophet. In the meantime, this documentary employs just two talking-head interviews — Yousef himself and Gonen Ben Yitzhak, his interrogator-turned-handler at the Shin Bet (Israeli homeland security) — to good effect.It’s an extraordinary story of a man who turned his back on his father, his country and his ideals, risking life and liberty to help Israel prevent terrorist attacks, thus saving lives.
A documentary so gripping, it also qualifies as a thriller in its own right.