It is the year 2000, Israeli forces are preparing to withdraw from Lebanon after 18 years of occupation, and in the final days, a handful of Israeli soldiers await evacuation from the southern Lebanese crusader fort, called Beaufort, where they’ve been stationed. And wait. And wait, like characters out of a Samuel Beckett play. Adapting his spare, intense, award-winning film from the novel by Israeli TV programmer Ron Leshem, Joseph Cedar has created a movie of tremendous power — nerve-racking, astute, and neutral enough to apply to all soldiers, in all wars, everywhere. A
Genre: Drama; Starring: Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran; Director: Joseph Cedar; Author: Joseph Cedar, Ron Leshem; Release Date Limited: 01/18/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 132; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Kino International
Posted January 16 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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