Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.


Ariel Vromen


David Arata, Uri Bar-Joseph (based on the novel by)
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Credited cast:
Toby Kebbell ... Danny Ben Aroya
Hannah Ware ... Diana Ellis
Marwan Kenzari ... Ashraf Marwan
Sasson Gabay ... Anwar Sadat (as Sasson Gabai)
Waleed Zuaiter ... Gamal Abdel Nasser
Ori Pfeffer ... Zvi Zamir
Tsahi Halevi ... Gadaffi
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Mona Marwan
Ralitsa Paskaleva ... Mossad Agent
Atanas Srebrev ... Chemistry Professor
Karl Farrer ... Israeli Ambassador
Oliver Trevena ... Mario
Bashar Rahal ... Advisor 1
Mali Levi ... Natalie Ben Aroya
Slimane Dazi ... Sami Sharaf


True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

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In the shadow of war, one man fought for peace.


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In a pub scene when Marwan leaves a meeting with Danny ("Alex"), a writing can be seen "Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship". See more »


Early in the film a scene, set in 1970, takes place in the famous Bag O' Nails club in London's Soho. The Bag O' Nails shut down in 1968. See more »


[first lines]
Ashraf Marwan: [narrating] 1967. The Summer of Love. But can the idea of love and peace really bring about change to a world living on the edge of war? In the Middle East, long-simmering tensions are about to burst into flames.
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Written by Azeddine Diani & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Kasbah Rockers feat. Shayma
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Old-fashioned melodramatic spy thriller about (1973) Israel-Egypt war
16 September 2018 | by akcenatSee all my reviews

The Angel movie, is the Israeli side of the story that follows Ashraf Marwan (son-in-law of late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser) as an Egyptian arms dealer/diplomat/spy who also worked for Mossad before/during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. Still, to this day, it is not confirmed what he did or didn't do is true. Film, nevertheless, have good-looking production which offers a stylish but a slow-paced spy story that gains momentum just before movie climax. The performances of the cast are OK. As a result, this is not a bad film, but it's little bit flat and too long for my taste. 6+/10.

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Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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