October 23, 2018

The Netflix Thriller "The Angel" Doesn't Get the Mossad

“The Mossad must be Israel’s most high-profile export after Bar Refaeli. Its long arms extend everywhere (the “Institute’s,” not the supermodel’s). And judging by the number of dramas about it on Netflix, business is clearly, well, booming.

It must be the only espionage agency that needs its own talent agent.

Next year, for example, Sacha Baron Cohen will play the Mossad’s most famous agent, Eli Cohen (aka “Our man in Damascus”), in a six-part drama titled “The Spy.” “Operation Finale” – about the abduction of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann from Argentina to Israel – reaches Netflix in October. And “The Angel,” Israeli director Ariel Vromen’s film about Israel’s most contentious asset, just dropped on the streaming website.

Much ink has been spilled in Israel over the years about Ashraf Marwan. He was the Egyptian diplomat widely credited with tipping Israel off about the pending attack by Egypt and Syria in October 1973 – which kick-started the 20-day bloodbath that became known as the Yom Kippur War.”

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