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Damascus Cover (2017)

R | | Thriller | 20 July 2018 (USA)
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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
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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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A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

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His only weapon is his cover See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

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

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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 The Spy (2019) See more »

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Written and performed by James Edward Barker
Published by Brighter Headache
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My take on Damascus Cover
27 July 2018 | by Kozykatz-645-504093See all my reviews

I read the book 3 years before seeing Damascus Cover. The film really does the book justice. The story is compelling as an old fashioned spy story without car bombs , gadgets and bombs going off. Damascus Cover reveals raw feelings of a broken man/operative Ari Ben-Sion masquerading as a German rug salesman Hans Hoffman. Reeling from his son's death and the death of an operative coworker he tried to save, he is used in another operation that isn't what it seems. He becomes bait. We have a harrowing ride through Damascus and the surprise twist ending . I want to see this film again and highly raconmend it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

Arabic | German | English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,532
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