Israel's Mossad agents attempt to rescue Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan in 1979.


Gideon Raff


Gideon Raff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mbulelo Grootboom Mbulelo Grootboom ... Ethiopian Rebel Commander
Sizo Mahlangu Sizo Mahlangu ... Ethiopian Rebel Soldier
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Kabede Bimro
Masasa Mbangeni ... Mother
Setlhabi Jacob Taunyane Setlhabi Jacob Taunyane ... Grandfather (as Setlhabi Taunyane)
Ditebogo Ledwaba Ditebogo Ledwaba ... Daughter
Motsi Tekateka ... Father
Reabetswe Modiga Reabetswe Modiga ... Tespha
Taye Tagese Leimango Taye Tagese Leimango ... Neighbor
Alessandro Nivola ... Sammy Navon
Chris Evans ... Ari Levinson
Simphiwe Ndhlebe Simphiwe Ndhlebe ... Metdel (Drowning Ethiopian Girl)
Yossi Vasa ... Retta
Greg Kinnear ... Walton Bowen
Faheem Vally Faheem Vally ... Driver


Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, this is the incredible story of a group of Mossad agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron and courageous local Kabede Bimro. Written by Netflix

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Chris Evans and Michiel Huisman were born in 1981, the same year the movie takes place. See more »


The movie states the events took place in 1980 but in one of the scenes, they used the Duran Duran song "Hungry Like A Wolf" which was actually released two years later in 1982. The character Sammy sings the words to the song while strumming a guitar around a fire. See more »


[first lines]
Kabede Bimro: [narrating] My country is once again broken. Death is spreading. The new government is waging a war against the rebels. The rivers again have turned red with blood. Thousands dead. Millions disfigured, dishonored, displaced.
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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »


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Better Than Expected
1 August 2019 | by info-354-549559See all my reviews

Reading the description I went into this with medial expectations thinking this would be a tears of the sun movie of 1st world military saves 3rd world.

What I got was actually some interesting dialogue, some good acting and overall an interesting movie.

A fun action flick that kept me entertained from the start to the end, had some exciting moments, some sad moments and the fact that it was based on a true story made it interesting, the photos of the actual hotel and team brought it together.

Its probably going to get some hate from the Israel haters, but screw those troll clowns, dont feed them.

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English | Amharic

Release Date:

31 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Sea Diving Resort See more »

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2.35 : 1
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