Netflix recently dropped the movie trailer of its upcoming political drama THE ANGEL, based on a true story. The film follows the life of Egyptian spy Ashraf Marwan who helped save Israel.
Among any of the recently released Netflix movie trailers, this one looks amazing. If we go back to the recent history and learn who Ashraf Marwan is, we see this valiant personality acting in the name of peace, while double-crossing his own Egyptian government.
Based on Uri Bar-Joseph’s bestselling book The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, the film looks intense and gripping, showing the character of Marwan and his spy life in the late 60s and 70s turbulent Middle East.
Watch the Movie Trailer for THE ANGEL
Directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman, 2012), this Netflix film is expected to be one of the finest espionage thrillers that will tell the story that is now known to everyone, but layers of suspense is still there, including the mysterious death of Marwan in 2007.
It is to mention here that the life of Ashraf Marwan (played by Marwan Kenzari) is unbelievable. The man who became a spy for Israel, despite being the son-in-law of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and later a close confident of Nasser’s successor President Anwar Sadat, created 20th century’s greatest spy story.
It was only in 2002, it came to light that Ashraf Marwan was involved in passing some secretive information leading up to the 1973 Arab-Israel War, also known as Yom Kippur War. His information helped Israel in mobilizing its military at the right time and halted the Egyptian offensive.
Well, there is a lot of discussion on the war, and the information Marwan shared with Israel government. However, his mysterious death falling from his apartment’s fourth floor balcony in London further added speculative layers to his involvement in the whole episode in the history.
This film may or may not throw any light on the speculation of his actual role, either as an inventive Israel spy or a calculating Egyptian double agent.
Nevertheless, what we have known so far is that his information had definitely helped Israel in countering the offensive launched by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria.
Watch THE ANGEL only on Netflix, September 14.