Surrounded by lies and deceit, veteran secret agent, Adereth, can no longer distinguish between enemy and ally. Corruption is detected in the production of Syrian chemical weapons and after a shocking kidnap, Adereth is brought in for one final mission. With the help of his accomplice, Daniel, Adereth searches for answers and soon forges a relationship with Angela. But when the mysterious woman appears and the lines of trust with his superiors begin to blur, Adereth realises the hunter may become the hunted in a world of mirrors and deceit.
Eran Riklis (Israel, Jerusalem, 1954) is one of Israel’s most acclaimed film makers and has been working as director, writer and producer for over thirty years. Cup Final (1991), his international breakthrough presented at numerous festivals, was the biggest box office success for an Israeli film in the 90s. Lemon Tree (2008), presented at 26° Torino Film Festival, won of the Audience Award at the Berlin and San Sebastián film festivals. With The Syrian Bride (2004), Riklis received eighteen international awards. In 2010 The Human Resources Manager won five Israeli Academy Awards and the Audience Award in Locarno. He also directed numerous hours of television drama, drama series, documentaries and shorts.
“In my films, I try to explore the hearts and minds of people at moments of extreme pressure, at moments of decision making, moments of crisis. Personal moments that we all know, we all recognize, wherever we are. […] Elements of a classic thriller meet and blend naturally with my central, eternal motifs of self-discovery and identity, identity loss as well as reflecting universal values through local stories.”
SPIDER IN THE WEB
Israele-Belgio-Paesi Bassi-Portogallo/Israel-Belgium-The Netherlands-Portugal, 2019, 114’, col.
spider in the web
Gidon Maron, Emmanuel Naccache
Richard Van Oosterhout
Jessica de Koning
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Monica Bellucci (Angela Caroni), Ben Kingsley (Adereth), Itay Tiran (Daniel)
Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Michael Sharfshtein, Eran Riklis, Jacqueline De Goeij, Eyal Edery, Sabine Brian, Ronald Versteeg
Film Constellation, United King Films, Topia Communications, Eran Riklis Productions