Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (2021)

Original title: Spioni de ocazie
English title: Occasional Spies
Director: Oana Giurgiu
Produced by: Libra Film Productions
Production year: 2021
Length: 119 min.
Genre: Documentary
Production status: Released

A Second World War less-known story about ordinary people recruited by British Intelligence and sent in a mission in German-occupied Eastern Europe, to find escape routes for the Allies’ war prisoners and organize the resistance. A very In the spring of 1944, the fate of many Allied pilots who fell in Eastern Europe was unknown. The MI9 office in Cairo decides to recruit agents from among the Zionists who had emigrated from these countries to Palestine before the war. Their mission? Find the prisoners and organize a potential escape. The occasional spies will soon find themselves caught among war, politics and personal life. Here is their story.

Directed by: Oana Giurgiu
Editing: Letiția Ștefănescu
DOP: Alexandru Gâlmeanu
Sound design: Sebastian Zsemlye
Executive producer: Bogdan Crăciun
Producers: Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu
Tudor Pîrvu
Daniel Haralambie
Secere Valentin
Horaţiu Sermăşan
Paul Markovitz
Dragoş Huluba
Ilinca Hărnuţ, George Remeş, Geo Dobre, Daniel Achim

Special Mention - Balkan Documentary Center Discoveries 2016

Selected at:
Transilvania International Film Festival, Romanian Days, 2021
Astra Film Festival, 2021