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Life of Eli Cohen, Israeli Secret Agent, to Be Basis for New Film

Daniel Mann will produce and direct “Shattered Silence,” based on a book by former Israeli Journalist Zvi Aldoubi about the life and death of Ell Cohen, an Israeli secret agent who was hanged in Damascus as an Israeli spy. Mann has just returned from Israel where he obtained clearances from the government and from Cohen’s widow, Nadia Cohen. Mann and associate producer Bill Cohen said the book, being published by McCann, will be released this Spring. Filming will begin in early 1971.