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Episode #1.2 

Charlie is recruited with the promise of the role of a lifetime to infiltrate a dangerous revolutionary cell. As a cover story, she and Becker must pose as lovers.


Park Chan-Wook


Michael Lesslie, John le Carré (based on the novel by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Iben Akerlie ... Anna Witgen
Lubna Azabal ... Fatmeh Al-Khadar
Shlomo Bar-Aba ... Noah Gavron (as Shlomo Barabba)
Alexander Beyer ... Dr Paul Alexis
Simona Brown ... Rachel
Gennady Fleyscher Gennady Fleyscher ... Schwilli (as Gennady Fleisher)
Clare Holman ... Miss Bach
Max Irons ... Al
Amir Khoury ... Michel / Salim Al-Khadar
Daniel Litman ... Daniel
Michael Moshonov ... Shimon Litvak
Florence Pugh ... Charlie / Charmian Ross
Michael Shannon ... Martin Kurtz
Alexander Skarsgård ... Gadi Becker
Kate Sumpter ... Rose


Charlie is recruited with the promise of the role of a lifetime to infiltrate a dangerous revolutionary cell. As a cover story, she and Becker must pose as lovers.

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Drama | Thriller


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The second episode registered 5.02 million UK viewers. See more »


The date on a telegram sets the series in April 1979. However, Becker uses a Walkman, which was first released in Japan in July 1979, and later still in foreign markets. See more »


Gadi Becker: [to Charlie] We understand how you've spun a more dramatic fiction for your life. One that plays in interviews and auditions, at political forums with your so-called friends. One that feels more like you, than the ordinary, suburban reality. And we love you for it. Because we are just the same.
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5 November 2018 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

During the 1970s to 1980s because there was no "High Tech" like instant image digital cameras and video, only the Polaroid camera, everybody relied on accurate physical intelligence, especially physical descriptions of people.

In this case everybody's Intelligence Agencies and Agents including Terrorist Intelligence Cells would have reported that somebody over 6 feet tall was impersonating the Palestinian Terrorist "Michael", Saleem. The average height of "Middle Easterners" is under 6 feet.

Because Osama Bin Laden was about 6 feet 5 inches tall we knew that he was not involved with Us 1980 to 1999 CIA Operation Cyclone Afghanistan nor Pakistan as our CIA created Muhajeen, as he (OBL) would have been easily detected by the U.S.S.R. Spetsnaz and KGB during our Insurgency War of hiding among the Afghans Civilians. His (OBL) head would have been sticking up in a crowd. We also knew because he (OBL) was not in our computer databases of everybody we trained during CIA Operation Cyclone the first time we used laptop computers to record all information of those we Trained, Armed, Lead. He was at Yemen creating his Al Quada.

If detected the U.S.S.R. would have "Carpet Bombed" and used Mustard Gas for Miles. In the case of "Michael" the PLO Terrorists would have sent a "Hit Squad" to eliminate him and everybody seen with him.

Writer needs to figure this out.

Accurate depiction of Interrogation, Use of Psychotropic drugs instead of torture.

Accuracy 4 Height of "Michael" Israelis would not be that careless. Accuracy 5 Interrogation Entertainment 5

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Release Date:

19 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Acropolis, Athens, Greece See more »

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1.78 : 1
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