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Two women trapped in a safehouse where nothing is safe and no one can be trusted.
Based on “The Link” by Shulamit Hareven 

LEMON TREE meets JOHN LE CARRÉ in a subtle thriller set in Germany involving Mona, a Lebanese woman (Golshifteh Farahani), and Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent (Neta Riskin) sent to protect their informant while recovering from plastic surgery for her new identity. Mona and Naomi - together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg. A safe house. A shelter. 

No one saw what was coming, no one knew that this supposedly quiet fortnight would turn into an abyss and that shelter would need to be found elsewhere. The intimacy of the relationship that develops between the two women is exposed to the threat of terror that is engulfing the world today. In this game of deception, beliefs are questioned and choices are made that are not their own. And yet their fate takes a surprising turn in this suspense-laden, elegant neo-noir. 

an Eran Riklis film

Produced by Heimatfilm, Riva Film, Eran Riklis Productions and MACT Productions in co-production with ARTE France Cinema, ZDF-ARTE 



Golshifteh Farahani (PATERSON)
Neta Riskin (SHTISEL)
Lior Ashkenazi (WALK ON WATER, NORMAN)
Haluk Bilginer (WINTER SLEEP)
Yehuda Almagor (PLAYOFF)
Mark Waschke (BARBARA)

Directed and written by Eran Riklis 


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