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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.

Director:

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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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:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Despite playing a Syrian general, Navid Neghaban is Iranian. See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place in 1989 there are modern cars in the backgrounds of several shots. 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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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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Not a bad little film!
9 October 2018 | by tcbcn2003See all my reviews

I was intrigued by this film, not least because the late great John Hurt was involved and I believe it was sadly his last film. It was not a disappointment and had a retro- feel, in a good way! Being used to seeing so many slick spy thrillers, it was refreshing to see a film that was not obsessed with perfection. There were some interesting twists and turns and action scenes too. The main lead, Jonathan Rhys Meyers was well chosen and watchable. It is definitely worth a viewing and will be appreciated by those who prefer a vintage style spy thriller!


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Country:

UK

Language:

Arabic | German | English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,532
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