“SPIDER IN THE WEB”— Maintaining Relevance

“SPIDER IN THE WEB”

Maintaining Relevance

Amos Lassen

Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis brings us a new spy drama starring Ben Kingsley as  an aging Mossad agent who is struggling to maintain his relevance. He bonds with a younger operative sent to monitor him while he’s on a secret mission in Europe and this is a reflection on human relationships as well as “on the Europe of today – fragile, troubled, under constant threats from the outside and in turmoil on the inside.”

Adereth (Sir Ben Kinsgley), is a once-lauded but now aging field agent of the Israeli Mossad and his superiors feel that he has past his prime. There are those above him that are sure that he’s been fabricating intelligence to maintain his relevance and so they send Daniel (Itay Tiran) a young operative to insure that Adereth does not deviate from his mission to deliver the crucial information regarding a chemical weapons sale to a Middle Eastern dictatorship that he claims is waiting for him. This isformation leads to the mysterious Angela (Monica Bellucci), who might be a target, a lover or an enemy. (or all of these or none of these). Lines of trust become and Adereth realizes the hunter may become the hunted. 

Seduction is involved and there are many double-crosses  as we move toward the end of the film. As you are on the edge of your seat, it all come together.

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