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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.


Daniel Zelik Berk


Daniel Zelik Berk (as Daniel Berk), Samantha Newton
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Credited cast:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Ari Ben-Sion / Hans Hoffmann
Olivia Thirlby ... Kim
John Hurt ... Miki
Jürgen Prochnow ... Franz Ludin
Navid Negahban ... Sarraj
Tsahi Halevi ... Rami Elon
Wolf Kahler ... Colonel Ludwig Streicher
Igal Naor ... General Fuad
Selva Rasalingam ... Sabri
Neta Riskin ... Yael
Herzl Tobey ... Ehud
Shani Aviv ... Rachel
Ben Affan ... Mustapha
Aki Avni ... Shaul
Hassani Shapi ... Syrian Trade Minister


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

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spy | mossad | israel | west germany | syria | See All (9) »


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Mystery | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operación en Damasco See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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


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


Ari Ben-Sion: [Voice over] I moved to Israel from Germany when I was a child. I did not adjust well. I was sent to more psychiatrists than I could count. I learned how to tell them what they wanted to hear.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 2 March 2018 (2018) See more »


Written and performed by James Edward Barker
Published by Brighter Headache
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Very Cheesy
1 September 2018 | by thekingsdomSee all my reviews

10/10? Lol, give me a break! I've been to Israel twice (I'm Irish, not Jewish). That experience means I like films that deal with the Middle East, and it's politics. I'm not pro-Israeli, but I also understand that the Israeli's need to protect themselves. Anyway, this film is about a Mossad agent going undercover in Syria, and that's interesting to me. It also means I wanted to like this film. The film starts off pretty ok, but then it just descends into total farce. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is usually a good actor, but in this film, he acts terribly. His acting is cheesy, his dialogue is unreal, and his character totally acts like a spy. If I was sitting in a bar in Syria watching him, I'd be like..."Ooh, he looks like an Israeli spy!". This film had the potential to be a really good thriller, but sadly it turned out like a block of Edam cheese. I wouldn't bother.

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