The Red Sea Diving Resort, a spy thriller movie from Netflix is one that a Chris Evans fan would not like to miss.
Well even if you are not a fan, this is another film where you will get to see the actor in a hero role outside of his Captain America costume. He plays a Mossad agent who constantly pushes his luck when working on a mission, whilst also pushing away friends and family who have to deal with the uncertainty of his safety.
It is a good movie through and through. A fine product of well thought of film direction, excellent acting, compelling screenplay, and fast-paced execution of the material worked on as plot. Although loosely based on true-to-life events that happened in 1979 when civil war broke out in Ethiopia, this Netflix film was able to cover enough in depicting the plight and helplessness of people who become targets of genocide, turning into a nation of refugees.
Still, the political tone was subtle, while the action scenes were realistic enough to give viewers a fair representation of the dangers faced by people willing to take risks in carrying out rescue missions. It presents situations in which many of us are lucky enough not to have found ourselves born into; and perhaps instill in us a true understanding of why there are refugees who seek asylum in a more peaceful part of the world.
Yet in today’s Israel, did the Jews rescued out of Ethiopia, really find the peaceful life their predecessors longed for?
Red Sea Diving Resort Summary of Plot
The story is based on how Israeli Jews through the Mossad makes an effort to rescue fellow Jews born of African race in Sudan. Historically, Sudan went under a long period of Egyptian rule.
The Red Sea Diving Resort refers to the abandoned holiday retreat, which Mossad agent Ari Levinson (Chris Evans), suggested as a better place for hiding the Sudan Jews they were trying to rescue. The plan was to keep them in hiding in the Red Sea Diving Resort until all Sudanese Jews have been taken out of Ethiopia and brought to Israel.
The difficulty of the mission is aggravated by the presence of a military tyrant named Colonel Abdel Ahmed, who frequently visits the newly revived Red Sea Diving Resort. Encounters with the colonel and genuine tourists who started coming to the resort, provide the thrills, suspense and action scenes that make up this Netflix movie.