Sept. 17, 2019

Ep.32 The Spy, Sacha Baron Cohen: The Great Actor & Spy We Knew Nothing About

Ep.32 The Spy, Sacha Baron Cohen: The Great Actor & Spy We Knew Nothing About

On this episode of Kickin' & Streamin' Podcast, Graham & Jocelyn discuss Netflix Original miniseries The Spy, based on real events surrounding the brief career of Eliyahu Cohen, an Israeli spy in Syria starring Sacha Baron Cohen. They begin by talking about the distinct "French movie" kind of filter used in the series and how it evoked a stylistic accuracy to the time period both in the camera work and the visuals. Jocelyn & Graham discuss the pleasant surprise of seeing Sacha Baron Cohen playing a serious role and his impeccable acting skills playing a very believable spy. The discussion continued as we wondered about the toll it must take on real life spies and their families. Jocelyn & Graham discussed the cast, among them Noah Emmerich and Alona Tal who are the most recognizable faces. Jocelyn points out how she noticed Noah Emmerich seem to drop the accent along the way and from time to time, Graham noticed the same, but thought he was nitpicking and didn't think anyone else would have noticed until Jocelyn mentioned it. Jocelyn and Graham had high praises for Hadar Ratzon, the actress who played the role of Nadia Cohen, the wife of Eli Cohen, and they even wondered what real life Nadia (who is alive) thought of the actress's portrayal of her. The two co-hosts continued down the list of the remaining lesser know actors and they respective performance. The Spy is on Netflix, has six episodes of approximately 55 minutes each.