About the Original

The newest addition to the Showtime Documentary Films slate, OPERATION ODESSA made its world premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. From the director and producers of The Seven Five, OPERATION ODESSA is a true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel for $35 million. An early ’90s gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the film tells the true story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime. What really happened to the sub, the money and the three amigos has remained a shadowy underworld myth until now.

To watch and share a first look from OPERATION ODESSA, go to: https://youtu.be/Ct6hXDt_yqM.

OPERATION ODESSA joins the esteemed portfolio of Showtime Documentary Films that focuses on the lives and legacies of culture-defining and at times controversial figures, and includes ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS, THE TRADE, ZERO DAYS, LOVE MEANS ZERO, WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”, THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, the Emmy®-nominated LISTEN TO ME MARLON and RISK.

OPERATION ODESSA is directed by Tiller Russell and produced by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman for The Intellectual Property Corporation along with Sheldon Yellen of Belfor Entertainment.


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