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.
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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
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
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