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The Spy 

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Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sacha Baron Cohen ...  Eli Cohen 6 episodes, 2019
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ...  Nadia Cohen 6 episodes, 2019
Yael Eitan ...  Maya 6 episodes, 2019
Noah Emmerich ...  Dan Peleg 6 episodes, 2019
Nassim Si Ahmed ...  Ma'azi 6 episodes, 2019
Mourad Zaoui ...  Benny 6 episodes, 2019
Hicham Goullal Hicham Goullal ...  Benny 6 episodes, 2019
Moni Moshonov ...  Jacob Shimoni 6 episodes, 2019
Alona Tal ...  Julia Schneider 6 episodes, 2019
Uri Gavriel ...  Sheik Majid Al Ard 4 episodes, 2019
Hassam Ghancy ...  Colonel Salim Hatoum 4 episodes, 2019
Faical Elkihel ...  Marwan 4 episodes, 2019
Waleed Zuaiter ...  Colonel Amin Al-Hafez 4 episodes, 2019
Hyam Zaytoun Hyam Zaytoun ...  Sarah 3 episodes, 2019
Alexander Siddig ...  Suidani 3 episodes, 2019
Ait ben Azzouz Brahim ...  Baathist customer 3 episodes, 2019
Soumaya Akaaboune Soumaya Akaaboune ...  Marcelle 3 episodes, 2019
Reymonde Amsallem ...  Zeinab 3 episodes, 2019
Ahmed Boulane ...  Abou Mahmoud 3 episodes, 2019
Maria Zreik ...  Saliha 3 episodes, 2019
Kamel Kenzo Kamel Kenzo ...  Heralt soldier 2 episodes, 2019
Ori Pfeffer ...  Arik 2 episodes, 2019
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ...  George Seif 2 episodes, 2019
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Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

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Drama | History

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Official Sites:

Official Site (Netflix)

Country:

France

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

(2019) Eli Cohen's daughter Sofia Ben-Dor (59), a psychologist, has said that she and her mother Nadia were particularly upset at the way Eli was portrayed as a ladies' man who hosted sex parties for Syria's top brass, affirming that he was not a womanizer, but a very modest and conservative man in the way he conducted his day-to-day life. See more »

Goofs

The series is set in the early 1960s, but on the map shown in the title sequence, the borders of Israel encompass East Jerusalem and the West Bank. These territories were occupied by Jordan at the time; they were not administered by Israel until their capture in the 1967 Six-Day War. See more »

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References Damascus Cover (2017) See more »

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Spyware installed
6 September 2019 | by ok-patrickSee all my reviews

Great espionage 6-piece despite how frustrating both sides of the lake have been over the years. Cohen has finally landed a role that suits him to the dot, pity he wasn't cast for Freddy Mercury, I suppose his age was a serious factor. The series has very tense scenes at times, some tolerable melodrama here and there, overall a must watch if you are not easily insulted by the ongoing conflict from either side of the border.


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