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The Angel (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Thriller | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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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... See full summary »


Ariel Vromen


David Arata, Uri Bar-Joseph (based on the novel by)
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Credited cast:
Marwan Kenzari ... Ashraf Marwan
Toby Kebbell ... Danny Ben Aroya
Hannah Ware ... Diana Ellis
Sasson Gabai ... Anwar Sadat
Sapir Azulay ... Souad
Waleed Zuaiter ... Gamal Abdel Nasser
Ori Pfeffer ... Zvi Zamir
Tsahi Halevi ... Gadaffi
Bern Collaço ... Hotel Guest
Maisa Abd Elhadi Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Mona Marwan
Atanas Srebrev ... Chemistry Professor
Ralitsa Paskaleva ... Mossad Agent
Bashar Rahal ... Advisor 1
Mickey Leon ... Judah Hornstein
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.


Drama | Thriller


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Israel | USA


Italian | English | Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When using a public telephone to call the Israeli embassy, Ashraf Marwan deposits a coin before making his call. UK public telephones of this era did not work in that way. The caller dialed the number & was only required to deposit a coin once the call was connected, not before dialing. 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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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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A Very Watchable espionage
15 September 2018 | by egela-juventusSee all my reviews

Surprisingly A Very Good Movie in That Genre by Netflix , I Started The movie with no High Hopes At All. But Seeing The Solid Structure Set By The Writer David Arata Who Has Previously Earned My Respect with " Children Of Men & Spy Game", I Really Got Engaged in The Movie. Notably The Use Of peccable Arabic Accent , characterization of Famous figures As Sadat& Nasser could have been an Turn Off for me , but The moderate Reasonable juggling of the Director between Drama and History of Such a Tense Period in The middle East History is efficacious. As An Egyptian , I Know The movie might get a backlash by Fellows' Accusations of Being untrue and historically inaccurate , But I Think film served both Sides Justice by Showing Them Trying To reach for peace in every Step. Even If I Really Believed that the Asharf Mawran Just Sold His Country for Money.

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