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The Angel (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Thriller | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

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Ariel Vromen

Writers:

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

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Marwan Kenzari and Toby kebbell starred along side each other in Ben hur 2016 See more »

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During several street scenes set in 1971, there is a Morris Marina with registration plates that identify it as a 1966 model. This was at least five years before the Marina entered production. The Marina was on British roads by 1971, which makes it all the more peculiar why it was decided to furnish it with older registration plates. See more »

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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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Rarnati Bad Phone
Written by Azeddine Diani & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Kasbah Rockers feat. Shayma
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Prod.
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Good movie, poor details, inaccurate events
29 December 2018 | by hesham-abboudSee all my reviews

I have always been fascinated about the 1973 war. Here in Egypt it's considered one of the greatest war and a huge victory. I read a lot about this period in Egyptian history, especially the books wrote by President Sadat himself and the army generals at that time. Also my dad was an army officer so I was able to ask and know a very specific and detailed info.

But this is the first time to watch and see the story being told by the other side. Considering that the director and the majority of the cast are from Israel, I expected nothing less than what I saw.

The movie as a movie despite the true events is good. From acting, to story line, to script to makeup, they're fairly good. The locations and decorations however were absolutely stupid, and I mean those in Egypt and in Libya. Those decorations were done over 300 years ago and a small research on the internet could reveal how they actually look like.

As for the events, which is the big question here, are they really true or not? It's yes and no. The main flow of the events was accurate, I mean yes Nasser blocked naval trade in front of Israel in 67, Israel responded and we. Egypt, lost our air force in 6 hours and lost the whole war on all sides after 6 days. Yes Sadat wanted diplomatic approaches. Yes we went to war in 1973.

But what's not accurate, for example, the way the movie portrayed president Sadat. Also that scene when 3 of his officials resigned and called them traitors that was absolutely nonsense. They, among another ministers, were arrested and imprisoned for a whole different reason. The idea of applying the Shepard guy story was totally not Ashraf Marwan's idea. If there's anything true about Sadat in this movie it was the line when he said "He's completely unpredictable".

The last speech by Sadat is originally in Arabic, presenting it in English was complete foolishness. The speech lasted about 15 minutes and worth to be watched alone.

One last thing, I understand why the director used a cast mainly from Israel, but the accent they spoke was very stupid. Also Libya's flag was wrong, don't know how they missed it along side the Egyptian flag.


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