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Damascus Cover (2017)

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

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Daniel Zelik Berk

Writers:

Daniel Zelik Berk (as Daniel Berk), Samantha Newton
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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
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

Lie To Live See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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 »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,532
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Trivia

This was Sir John Hurt's final movie. He died on January 25, 2017, at the age of seventy-seven. See more »

Goofs

Hans Hoffmann's German passport (seen twice) says DEUTCHLAND on the front, instead of DEUTSCHLAND. See more »

Quotes

[First Lines]
Ari Ben-Sion: [Voice over] For most of the past year I have been German businessman Hans Hoffman. My real name is Ari Ben-Sion. Lying to everyone is difficult. But my life depends on keeping the two worlds separate. If I could, I would be Hans Hoffman all the time.
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Well Crafted Indie Spy Movie
31 July 2018 | by hansolo111See all my reviews

I was impressed by this movie. The cinematography was notably good, providing one with a good feel of the atmosphere of the locations in which this film was shot.

I also enjoyed the political comments that punctuated this movie, without being 'preachy'; something that would certainly turn me off a movie.

The performances were strong, but at the same time not overly dramatic, which gave the movie the gravitas and tension required for a film in this genre. The storyline keeps you engaged from start to finish, and you leave the theatre suitably entertained - which is what you want.

Is this film a big budget production like 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'? No. Is it a good independent movie that will entertain you? Yes.


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