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The Spy 

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

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Gideon Raff
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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
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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 »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

In the espionage series The Americans (2013), Noah Emmerich plays a counterintelligence FBI agent whose neighbors are spies. Here he plays spy recruiter Dan Peleg, handler of the titular Eli Cohen. 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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Made for Prime Time spy series
8 September 2019 | by ikanboySee all my reviews

Eli Cohen's story has been around for quite a while. A hero of great stature in Israel he deserves a fitting film biography. This isn't it. This is a low risk venture that avoids the deeper truths of the story. The focus is on Cohen the hero, dutiful (if absent) husband, doting (if absent) father, spy extraordinaire. Missing is the playboy businessman (reputedly going through 17 mistresses), and the reckless spy who all but telegraphed his own demise. S.B. Cohen does a decent job, but his acting skills do little justice to the complexity of the man. It's main purpose seems to be to propagandize Israel's Mossad, and Israel's honor. That's O.K. but it's the smaller story. The bigger story; the psychological tension of a man living a double identity, where a mistake would be fatal is barely explored.


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