The Impossible Spy

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Released 1999

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Director:
Jim Goddard
Released:
1999
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The Impossible Spy is a British/US co-production that tells the true story of the life and career of Elie Cohen (John Shea), an Egyptian-born Israeli undercover agent. In the year 1959, Elie, a calm and composed Jewish accountant, is recruited by the Israeli Mossad into the Secret Intelligence Agency. Even though he wants nothing to do with it, Elie reluctantly agrees to his superior's plans of sending him to Damascus as a double-agent under an assumed identity. He is given the responsibility of spying the Syrian government. He explains to his wife that he has taken up a new job that involves extensive traveling. With this, he moves to Syria to begin his job. He befriends a top Syrian government official and successfully penetrates Syria's upper echelons. His cover is so successful that he is nearly elected Syria's defense minister. During his home visit, he decides to go back to Syria amidst his wife's pleas to leave the job so he can be home more often. He fails to return, though, as he gets caught while trying to warn Israel of an impending night attack on a certain community.moreless
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