2015 Israeli thriller False Flag (aka Kfulim) begins at SBS on Demand from Thursday.
The series was a Winner of the Audience Award, the Grand Prize at France’s annual Series Mania Festival, and selected as one of eight international dramas to be screened as part of the Berlinale Special 2015.
All eight episodes will be available to stream, in Hebrew with English subtitles.
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 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 and the subjects of the nation’s curiosity mockery and admiration – all at the same time.
Thursday, 9 April on SBS On Demand.