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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 Lyes ...  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
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ...  Salinger 5 episodes, 2019
Éva Vándor Éva Vándor ...  Zelda 4 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 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
Amos Tamam ...  Maurice Cohen 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 »

Also Known As:

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Sacha Baron Cohen is 6'3" tall compared to Eli Cohen's diminutive 5'6". 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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Sacha Baron Cohen's Most Brilliant Performance
8 September 2019 | by kyttnessSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure until the 2nd episode that this was going to be a fantastic drama/thriller. I was stressed the whole time because you fall in love with Eli, (played by Sacha Baron Cohen). It was heart wrenching and incredibly real, a true story done with respect to the true hero's of this operation. I am amazed at how versatile Cohen is on so many levels. He truly nailed this role and I could tell the story meant a lot to Hollings. I predict this was an award winning performance for Sacha. I binged the entire mini series in one night. Edge is your seat suspense all the way through. Cinematography was beautiful. Music exceptional. You can't go wrong with this one and it is definitely a story that deserves to be heard.


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