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Running time
93 min.
Israel Israel
Samuel Maoz
Nicolas Becker, Benoît Delbecq
Giora Bejach
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Metro Communications / Ariel Films / Arsam International
War. Drama | Lebanese War. Army
Synopsis / Plot
The First Lebanon War, June, 1982. A lone tank and a platoon of paratroopers are dispatched to search a hostile town that has been bombarded by the Israeli Air Force. The mission gets out of control and turns into a death trap. Night falls and the wounded troops remain trapped in the center of a town in ruins, unable to communicate with the central command and surrounded by Syrian commandos closing in on all sides. The film’s heroes are the tank crew: Shmulik the gunner, Assi the commander, Herzl the loader and Yigal the driver, four 20 year old boys, operating a killing machine. They are not courageous war heroes, eager for battle or self-sacrifice. All they have is a terrible fear of death.

2009: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion - Best Film.
2009: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion - Best Movie
2010: European Film Awards: Best Cinematography. 5 Nominations.
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