Movie Review

'The Red Sea Diving Resort': a slapdash retelling of a riveting real-life event

This true story has all the ingredients for a great movie, but Gideon Raff's film is flat and emotionally empty

11 August 2019 - 00:00 By and tymon smith

In 1977 during the civil war ravaging Ethiopia, Israel, concerned for the safety of the Ethiopian Jewish community, set up a top-secret Mossad operation to help extract them to safety in the Promised Land.

It's a story that has details that were only recently declassified by the Israeli government and it's full of close shaves, heroic daring and a happy ending that screams for a screen adaptation. Enter Gideon Raff, creator of the hit Israeli television show Hatufin - the basis for the hugely successful US series Homeland...

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