Rabat – Only a few days after Netflix released one of their newest series, “The Spy,” Moroccans noticed some editing mistakes made by the famous production company. “The Spy” is a series set during Syria in the 1960s, however some scenes showed some Moroccan money transfer agencies, including “Wafacash,” which was not founded until 1991.
“In this scene from the new series “The Spy” produced by Netflix, we can see that the Syrian capital, Damascus, had Wafacash, MoneyGram, and Western Union agencies since the 1960s,” said a Moroccan Facebook user sarcastically.
The series was filmed in Morocco, mainly in Casablanca. Editors, however, were not able to completely metamorphose the decor from that of a Moroccan city to a 1960s Damascus.
This small detail was not the only thing that Moroccans noticed. In one of the scenes, extras were shouting “we are in Morocco” in Moroccan dialect. Producers did not notice until the series were already online.
“I just finished ‘The Spy.’ If we don’t take into consideration propaganda ‘Israelis are smart and Syrians are stupid,’ on the plus side, Sacha Baron Cohen is excellent in serious roles, on the minus side, the details in decor and extras screaming that we’re in Morocco,” posted a Twitter user.
Other internet users, from different countries, also found many inconsistencies in the decor used in the series, including the use of the wrong Syrian flag, the use of incorrect maps, or the use of Malaysian coins.
“The Spy” tells the story of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who lived in Syria during the 1960s for a long-term mission. The series stars the English actor Sacha Baron Cohen. The series received mixed reactions from viewers. While some people expressed their enjoyment of the series and how brilliant they found the acting, others believed it is full of propaganda.