The Angel (2018)


“This is how liars are rewarded. Even if you tell the truth, no one believes you.”- Danny Ben Aroya

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An Egyptian official decides to become a spy for their enemy Israel, but who’s side is he really on?

My Take on it – This is a film based on the real events of an Egyptian who agreed to spy for his countries enemy Israel.

The story plays out quite well and shows how thin the line can be between enemies when trying to achieve their own internal goals.

The movie does a nice job of sowing the growing tension on both sides of this conflict from a very intimate vantage point and that helps shed so much light on how real politics can sometimes work.

They do a great ob keeping the story flowing at a nice pace, but the characters aren’t as developed as one might hope for in a story with such high stakes surrounding the events.

The cast is quite good and convincingly show how the life of a diplomat and spy can be a roller coaster ride as things are constantly in a Topsy-turvy spin the entire time.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The character of Diana Ellis is clearly inspired by Diana Dors, a British actress in the 1960s and 1970s who was considered the “English Marilyn Monroe.” Like the character in this film, she became infamous for the “adult parties” she held in her home, where she would supply celebrities with alcohol and drugs and film their sexual encounters with young starlets, who were allowed to attend for free if they ensured their famous partners performed at the right angles for the hidden cameras. It’s unknown whether the real-life Diana Dors and Ashraf Marwan actually knew each other.(From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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