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

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Gideon Raff
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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
Moni Moshonov ...  Jacob Shimoni 6 episodes, 2019
Alona Tal ...  Julia Schneider 6 episodes, 2019
Mourad Zaoui ...  Benny 6 episodes, 2019
Hicham Goullal Hicham Goullal ...  Benny / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ...  Salinger 5 episodes, 2019
Uri Gavriel ...  Sheik Majid Al Ard 5 episodes, 2019
Waleed Zuaiter ...  Colonel Amin Al-Hafez 5 episodes, 2019
Neta Riskin ...  Tova 5 episodes, 2019
Faical Elkihel Faical Elkihel ...  Marwan 5 episodes, 2019
Éva Vándor Éva Vándor ...  Zelda 4 episodes, 2019
Hyam Zaytoun Hyam Zaytoun ...  Sarah / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Reymonde Amsallem ...  Zeinab / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Hassam Ghancy ...  Colonel Salim Hatoum 4 episodes, 2019
Maria Zreik ...  Saliha 4 episodes, 2019
Ahmed Boulane ...  Abou Mahmoud 4 episodes, 2019
Amos Tamam ...  Maurice Cohen 4 episodes, 2019
Alexander Siddig ...  Ahmed Suidani 3 episodes, 2019
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ...  George Seif 3 episodes, 2019
Alexandra Marcovici ...  Alitalia Stewardess 3 episodes, 2019
Ait ben Azzouz Brahim Ait ben Azzouz Brahim ...  Baathist customer 3 episodes, 2019
Soumaya Akaaboune Soumaya Akaaboune ...  Marcelle 3 episodes, 2019
Mohcine Nadifi Mohcine Nadifi ...  Abdel Ahmed / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Tim Seyfi ...  Mohamed Bin Laden 2 episodes, 2019
Mohamed Bentaleb Mohamed Bentaleb ...  Golan Bunker Soldier 2 episodes, 2019
Syrine Asenkl Syrine Asenkl ...  Sophie / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Edgar Givry Edgar Givry ...  Jacques Mercier 2 episodes, 2019
Ori Pfeffer ...  Arik 2 episodes, 2019
Jonathan Uziel ...  Colonel Dagan 2 episodes, 2019
Marc Maurille Marc Maurille ...  IDF Sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Hassan El Ganouni Hassan El Ganouni ...  Shlomo 2 episodes, 2019
Jawad Elbe Jawad Elbe ...  2nd Bureau Gate Guard / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Kamel Kenzo Kamel Kenzo ...  Heralt soldier 2 episodes, 2019
Robbie Leacock ...  Hamashbir Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Faycal Zeglat Faycal Zeglat ...  Damascus Tailor Shopkeeper 2 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Hicquel ...  Belmondo 2 episodes, 2019
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Israel, 1959. The Mossad are desperate to embed a spy in Syria and select Eli Cohen, an unassuming yet fervently patriotic accountant. After training he assumes the identity of a Syrian national living in Argentina and uses this as a means to gain entry into Syria. Written by grantss

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Drama | History

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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

In the title sequence there are photos from the 1960s (when the series takes place) except the photo of Nelson Mandela that was taken after his release from prison (it was taken in 1994). See more »

Connections

References Damascus Cover (2017) See more »

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Amazing story, amazing acting, well directed
18 January 2020 | by jezza48See all my reviews

Take the emotion of the situation between Syria and Israel out of your reviews.

This series represented an incredible story that was well directed and the acting was very well done.

Sacha Baron Cohen was incredible and everyone else in this show played their parts well.

I would very much recommend this series.

They introduced enough at the start for everyone to feel like they knew the story and to keep suspense throughout the series. It is not gory and so the focus is on the story and the characters (real life people).

Clever use of visuals to highlight the time scale and as a viewer you felt like you really got to know the characters (people), which is difficult considering this was based on real events!

Still can't believe this actually happened.

Please watch it.


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Country:

France

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Rabat, Morocco See more »

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