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The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)

Operation Brothers (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, History, Thriller | 31 July 2019 (USA)
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Israel's Mossad agents attempt to rescue Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan in 1979.

Director:

Gideon Raff

Writer:

Gideon Raff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mbulelo Grootboom Mbulelo Grootboom ... Ethiopian Rebel Commander
Sizo Mahlangu Sizo Mahlangu ... Ethiopian Rebel Soldier
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Kabede Bimro
Masasa Mbangeni Masasa Mbangeni ... Mother
Setlhabi Jacob Taunyane Setlhabi Jacob Taunyane ... Grandfather (as Setlhabi Taunyane)
Ditebogo Ledwaba Ditebogo Ledwaba ... Daughter
Motsi Tekateka ... Father
Reabetswe Modiga Reabetswe Modiga ... Tespha
Taye Tagese Leimango Taye Tagese Leimango ... Neighbor
Alessandro Nivola ... Sammy Navon
Chris Evans ... Ari Levinson
Simphiwe Ndhlebe Simphiwe Ndhlebe ... Metdel (Drowning Ethiopian Girl)
Yossi Vasa ... Retta
Greg Kinnear ... Walton Bowen
Faheem Vally Faheem Vally ... Driver
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Storyline

Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, this is the incredible story of a group of Mossad agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron and courageous local Kabede Bimro. Written by Netflix

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Haley Bennett and Chris Evans were originally to star opposite each other in The Girl on the Train (2016) until he dropped out to star in Gifted (2017). See more »

Goofs

The movie states the events took place in 1980 but in one of the scenes, they used the Duran Duran song "Hungry Like A Wolf" which was actually released two years later in 1982. The character Sammy sings the words to the song while strumming a guitar around a fire. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kabede Bimro: [narrating] My country is once again broken. Death is spreading. The new government is waging a war against the rebels. The rivers again have turned red with blood. Thousands dead. Millions disfigured, dishonored, displaced.
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Connections

References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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Miami
Written by Quinn Squyres
Performed by Jack and Quinn
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Slow and Cliche, but Nice Story
1 August 2019 | by dansviewSee all my reviews

I was ready for this to end long before it did. There was virtually no character development, a bunch of cliched characters, and slow pacing.

But the story itself is an interesting one, and apparently true. Let's face it, the nuts and bolts of a rescue mission are not always that interesting. But the crucial moments had sufficient tension.

I wasn't really buying Chris Evans as ethnic, but I guess they needed a pretty face and he was available.

There is also virtually no explanation for what was going on in Ethiopia, other than some vague sense of a civil war.

I could definitely do without the sanctimonious narration.

There is no soundtrack really or sex.


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