Sylvia: Tracing Blood

Sylvia: Tracing Blood

Directed by Saxon Logan

Sylvia: Tracing Blood plots the clandestine and violent path of international spy Sylvia Raphael, a South African woman who infiltrated Israel's enemies, emerging as a top female Mossad agent.

Sylvia: Tracing Blood plots the clandestine and violent path of international spy Sylvia Raphael, a South African woman who infiltrated Israel's enemies, emerging as a top female Mossad agent.

Cast: Jahloul Bouchikhi, Saxon Logan, David Raphael, Jon Swain

Member Reviews

This was definitely a well-crafted, beautifully directed tribute to a very unique individual. I'd never heard of Sylvia Rafael before this. I really enjoyed the different shots of rural South Africa, England and other places she'd been. Lots of interesting older photos of important figures in the Arab world (like Arafat), and just candid shots throughout her life. Without giving out spoilers, I'll say that we get a good idea of why Sylvia was motivated to preserve and cultivate Israel. The film touches on politics, but remains mostly objective and always tasteful. The narrative is a bit too vague, and it gets a bit confusing. This I kind of expected since it IS a story about a spy, but by the end of it I still felt like I didn't know Ms. Rafael as much as I'd like. There's a handful of things mentioned in the first half that just kind of never end up being explained. That said, her story is still interesting, and there certainly aren't any dull moments here.

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4 months ago

This is a thoughtful and moving story about an extraordinary young woman who became a spy yet lived an otherwise normal life. The director Saxon Logan guides us through her life with interviews from people who knew her and brings great humanism to the story. Wonderful movie. Worth watching again.

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10 months ago

Great story. Must see.

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11 months ago

I pay for this so I can watch some of the shows but it does not work with fire stick tv. It will not load at all. So no matter how much I like the shows I am not going to pay for something that just doesn’t work

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1 year ago