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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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Genres:

Drama | History

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen, who incidentally shares the same last name as the actor playing it, Sacha Baron 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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Raff at his best!
6 September 2019 | by steve-marcus26See all my reviews

Writing this after the first episode.

To be honest, I was never a fan of any G. Raff series, and was super sceptic when checking this out.

What really got me going was discovering SB Cohen in a serious and dark role. Surprisingly, I found him to be surreal, amazing, convincing, all in all, an amazing performance.

I heard about the Eli Cohen story from many different social situations, be it Israeli history buffs, older friends and family members who remember the saga, but never took interest in digging any deeper. So far, the first episode has gotten me hooked, I'm being educated in the most entertaining and realistic way possible and just cannot wait to binge the rest!


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