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The Spy Who Fell to Earth (2019)

An ambitious historian unmasks the worlds greatest spy, setting in motion the very events that lead to the spy's mysterious death.


Tom Meadmore


Tom Meadmore




Credited cast:
Henry Kissinger ... Self (archive footage)
Muammar Gaddafi ... Self (archive footage) (as Muammar Gadaffi)
Tom Meadmore ... Self - Interviewer
Anwar Sadat ... Self (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Self (archive footage)
Ashraf Marwan ... Self (archive footage)
Moshe Dayan ... Self (archive footage)
Leonid Brezhnev ... Self (archive footage)
Hafez al-Assad ... Self (archive footage)
Gamal Abdel Nasser ... Self (archive footage)
Ahron Bregman ... Self
Shmuel Goren Shmuel Goren ... Self
Zvi Zamir Zvi Zamir ... Self (archive footage)
Yossi Melman Yossi Melman ... Self
Eli Zeira Eli Zeira ... Self (archive footage)
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An ambitious historian unmasks the worlds greatest spy, setting in motion the very events that lead to the spy's mysterious death.

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Himself - Interviewer: When recruiting a new agent, what are the risks to you, to the Mossad?
David Arbel: To the Mossad, first that he might be a double agent. Number two, he's a liar. And number three is that he can surrender you which is very dangerous.
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Entertaining, engrossing story -- does a solid job of remaining impartial
1 April 2019 | by DHosisSee all my reviews

Tells the story of Ashraf Marwan, a spy "unmasked" by British historian Ahron Bregman (or, perhaps, someone that Ahron Bregman feels he has unmasked -- with some help from Eli Zeira, the director of Israeli military intelligence during the Yom Kippur War).

The director, Tom Meadmore, makes a solid effort to tell both sides of the story and remain impartial -- leaving the 'double-agent' vs 'not double-agent' up to the viewer and should be commended for such, given the details of this particular case.

One could potentially argue that there could be some sort of reverse-bias in play, in that one tries to be so impartial that glaring inconsistencies or absurdities are downplayed in order to play up the 'mystery'.

The one "slip" (if you could call it that) would be the rather telling question that Tom Meadmore asks Mr. Bregman toward the very end of the documentary -- but it was something on my mind & probably for many other viewers by that point. I think it needed to be said.

Recommended, enjoyed it throughout.

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1 April 2019 (UK) See more »

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