Gatekeepers, The

Guaranteed to trouble any one, left, right, center or head in the sand, with confidence or certainty in his or her own opinions.
-A.O. Scott,The New York Times
The high-quality archival footage and operation simulations help the talking-head assembly play well on the bigscreen, and a brooding score rounds out the solid tech package.
-Justin Chang,Variety
The most dramatic political documentary in years.
-Omer M. Mozaffar,rogerebert.com

Synopsis

Ninety hours of interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet (Israel’s top security agency) are condensed into a thought provoking, informative, and insightful documentary that examines Israel’s counterterrorism operations. The visually captivating documentary sheds light on the decision making process of these men as well as the morally ambiguous world in which they functioned; all within Israel’s political climate and historical context.

Release Date

Friday, March 01, 2013
Original Languages: Hebrew, English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2012

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Dror Moreh

PHOTOS

Ami AyalonTop photo by Avner Shahaf, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsBottom photo courtesy of Ami Ayalon/Sony Pictures Classics
Top photo: Carmi GillonPhoto by Avner Shahaf, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsBottom photo:Left to right: Carmi Gillon and Ami AyalonPhoto courtesy of Carmi Gillon/Sony Pictures Classics
Yaakov PeriTop photo by Avner Shahaf, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsBottom photo courtesy of Yaakov Peri/Sony Pictures Classics
Avi DichterTop by Avner Shahaf, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsBottom photo courtesy of Avi Dichter/Sony Pictures Classics
Avraham Shalom,Top photo by Avner Shahaf, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsBottom photo courtesy of Avraham Shaom/Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Avraham Shalom, Ami Ayalon, Yaakov Peri, Yuval Diskin, Avi Dichter, Carmi GillonPhoto by Avner Shahaf/Irit Harel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Top photo: Yuval DiskinPhoto by Avner Shahaf, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsBottom photoLeft to right: Yuval Diskin, Avi Dicther and Ehud OlmertPhoto courtesy of Yuval Diskin/Sony Pictures Classics
Director Dror MorehPhoto by Mika Moreh, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics