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The Spy Who Fell to Earth (2019)

Ambitious historian unmasks the worlds greatest spy, setting in motion the events leading to his mysterious death.


Tom Meadmore


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Credited cast:
Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Muammar Gheddafi ... Himself (archive footage) (as Muammar Gadaffi)
Ashraf Marwan ... Himself (archive footage)
Yossi Melman Yossi Melman ... Himself
Ahron Bregman ... Himself
Moshe Dayan ... Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage)
Anwar Sadat ... Himself (archive footage)
Moshe Buchbut Moshe Buchbut ... Himself
Leonid Brezhnev ... Himself (archive footage)
Gamal Abdel Nasser ... Himself (archive footage)
Mona Marwan Mona Marwan ... (archive footage)
Hafez al-Assad ... Himself (archive footage)
Rajeev Syal Rajeev Syal ... Himself
Abdallah Homouda Abdallah Homouda ... Himself


Ambitious historian unmasks the worlds greatest spy, setting in motion the events leading to his mysterious death.

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Release Date:

1 April 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

L'espion tombé du ciel See more »

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Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Salon Pictures See more »
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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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