A movie adaptation of the novel, “The Angel: Ashraf Marwan, the Mossad and the Surprise of the Yom Kippur War” by Uri Bar-Joseph, is set to premiere on September 14, 2018. Directed by Israeli director Ariel Vromen, it is his first collaboration with Netflix.
The movie, “The Angel” retells the story of Ashraf Marwan, codenamed by Israeli intelligence as “The Angel,” and his complex relationship with late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his major role –based on the Israeli account- in sharing strategic and sensitive information about the Egyptian army and its offensive and defensive tactics prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
“The Angel” unravels the mysterious circumstances surrounding Ashraf Marwan’s death after he fell off his high rise London apartment in 2007.
Ashraf Marwan, the lead character, is played by Tunisian-Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari, with Israeli actor and singer, Tzachi Halevy, cast in the character of late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, while Iraqi-Israeli Sasson Gabai plays the late Egyptian President, Anwar el-Sadat. President Gamal Abdel Nasser is played by Palestinian-American actor, Waleed Zuaiter.
“The Angel” was shot in the UK, Bulgaria and Morocco and produced by Israel’s TTV production company in collaboration with French company ADAMA.