The Impossible Spy

The Impossible Spy

DVD - 2007
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Based on the true story of Elie Cohen, Israel's national hero, whose daring mission took him from Argentina to Damascus where he successfully entered the upper echelons of the Syrian government. The secrets he obtained became crucial in Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. A portrait of spies and spying that is as chilling as it is compelling, and as riveting as any James Bond adventure. The legendary Elie Cohen was persuaded to become a secret agent and ended up leading a double life -- as a mild-mannered husband and father in Israel, and as a wealthy businessman who infiltrated the highest levels of the Syrian government. Incredibly, Cohen was so successful that he was nominated to be the Defense Minister of Syria. The story begins in 1959. Cohen was a family man leading a quiet, normal life working as an accountant in Tel Aviv when he is recruited by Israel's Mossad secret service and assigned a mission that would forever change his life, and the history of Israel. 2005 was the 40th anniversary year of Elie Cohen's death (May 18, 1965) June 5-11, 2007 will be the 40th Anniversary of The Six-Day War--for which Elie Cohen's mission was substantially responsible for the quick victory. - Awards - The Impossible Spy won the ACE Award for Best Original Score. The same year, the film received four ACE Award Nominations for Outstanding Programming Achievement: 1. Best Dramatic or Theatrical Special ("The Impossible Spy") 2. Best Directing of a Dramatic or Theatrical Special (Jim Goddard) 3. Best Writing of a Dramatic Special (Marty Ross and Douglas Livingstone) 4. Best Original Score (Richard Hartley)
Audience: NR (Not Rated)
Publisher: [S.l.] : Janson Media, 2007
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA IMPOSSIBLE (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in

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