Directed By: Oded Ruskin /
Israel / 2015 / Hebrew
Fiction, TV / Web Series / Action; Drama; Mystery
Original Title: כפולים
False Flag tells the story of five Israeli citizens who find themselves plunged into a gripping international espionage affair overnight. These ordinary people, going about their daily business, wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow. News bulletins repeatedly flash their names and passport photos on screen, linking them to video footage from the kidnapping. Their attempts at denial, followed by laughter, indifference and anger are all in vain. The coverage turns their lives upside down and sweeps them up a storm of publicity and speculation. They are Israel’s new heroes of the day, the subjects of the nation’s curiosity, mockery and admiration – all at the same time.