5.1/10
2,019
44 user 19 critic

Damascus Cover (2017)

Trailer
2:00 | Trailer
A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

Director:

Daniel Zelik Berk

Writers:

Daniel Zelik Berk (as Daniel Berk), Samantha Newton
10 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Ari Ben-Sion(Hans Hoffmann)
Olivia Thirlby ... Kim Johnson
Jürgen Prochnow ... Franz Ludin
Igal Naor ... General Fuad
Navid Negahban ... Suleiman Sarraj
John Hurt ... Miki
Aki Avni ... Shaul
Selva Rasalingam ... Sabri
Shani Aviv ... Rachel Kahtib
Gem Carmella ... Sabeen
Tsahi Halevi ... Rami Elon (as Tzahi Halevi)
Herzl Tobey ... Ehud
Sara von Schwarze ... Dr. Rotem
Wolf Kahler ... Colonel Ludwig Streicher
Neta Riskin ... Yael
Learn more

More Like This 

The Angel (2018)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

Director: Ariel Vromen
Stars: Toby Kebbell, Marwan Kenzari, Hannah Ware
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A young man's life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.

Directors: Obin Olson, Amariah Olson
Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Cam Gigandet, Michael Biehn
Beirut (2018)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Jon Hamm, Jay Potter, Khalid Benchagra
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young writer tries to obtain romance letters a poet sent to his mistress.

Director: Julien Landais
Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former major league baseball player, Moe Berg, goes undercover in World War II Europe for the Office of Strategic Services.

Director: Ben Lewin
Stars: Paul Rudd, Pierfrancesco Favino, Tom Wilkinson
Close I (2019)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A female bodyguard is hired to protect an heiress on the run from assassins.

Director: Vicky Jewson
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Abdellatif Chaouqi
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.

Director: Lukasz Kosmicki
Stars: Bill Pullman, Lotte Verbeek, James Bloor
The 12th Man (2017)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...

Director: Harald Zwart
Stars: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus
White Orchid (2018)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A shy investigator assumes the identity of a small town murder victim in order to solve her gruesome death.

Director: Steve Anderson
Stars: Janina Gavankar, Olivia Thirlby, Jennifer Beals
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, banker brothers Walraven and Gijs van Hall face their greatest challenge yet when they decide to help fund the Dutch resistance.

Director: Joram Lürsen
Stars: Jacob Derwig, Barry Atsma, Fockeline Ouwerkerk
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Director: José Padilha
Stars: Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer
Edit

Storyline

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

His only weapon is his cover See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the novel of the same name by Howard Kaplan. See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place in 1989 there are modern cars in the backgrounds of several shots. See more »

Quotes

Ari Ben-Sion: [Voice over] When missions go bad there is only one rule. Protect your partner.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 2 March 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Thistles
Written and performed by James Edward Barker
Published by Brighter Headache
Courtesy of Brighter Headache
See more »

User Reviews

 
Old-school spy movie that lacks of depth
12 August 2018 | by akcenatSee all my reviews

Set in 1989, just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, film puts a potentially intriguing scenario (based on the best-selling 1977 novel of the same name by Howard Kaplan) involving espionage in the Middle East. But in 2018 it feels like a film that's out of time and, also, it's a little confusing at times. Not even John Hurt's last screen appearance as the Mossad Director can bring this one in from the cold. Basically, film suffers from a complete lack of tension and it feels almost as low-key drama not action/spy movie. As an attempt it is an odd, under-powered film to pop-up in the age of 007 or Mission Impossible.

5/10.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 44 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official website

Country:

UK

Language:

Arabic | German | English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Damascus Cover See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,532
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed