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by Liora Amir Barmatz & Eyal Tavor
Eli Cohen, the spy who was larger than life. Many of the mysteries surrounding the super-spy have been revealed over the years, others we might never learn, but Cohen's courage and fate have returned to public consciousness lately. A new three-part documentary tries to give viewers a sense of what Israel's legendary "man in Damascus" experienced as a working secret agent and after his capture by the Syrians.
Directed by Liora Amir Barmatz & Eyal Tavor
Produced by Itay Landsberg-Nevo
With Kan 11, The Rabinovich Foundation, Mifal HaPais
Cinematography by Ram Lee-Tal
Editing by Gil Izackov, Itay Landsberg-Nevo
Animation by Dotan Goldwaser
Music by Avi Belleli
Sound by Roni Kalderon
DIRECTOR - LIORA AMIR BARMATZ
Liora Amir Barmatz is an Israeli director, editor, writer, and researcher. She is known for her films Who Shot My Father? (2011), Agent 566 (2020) and Mabat Sheni (1976).
DIRECTOR - EYAL TAVOR
Studied film and television at the Tel Aviv University. His film "Jacob's Ladder" won third prize at the Academy Awards for student films and the Critics Prize at the Kiev festival. Upon graduation he began to direct stories for Israel Broadcasting Authority Channel One's Mabat Sheni ("Second Look”).
"One of the best docuseries in recent years... The portrayal of ‘Field Agent 566,’ Eli Cohen, rises above jingoistic portrayals of Israel’s spy in Syria and delves into the complexities of this ‘necessary evil in an evil world.’"
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