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Lebanon

Lebanon
  • 2009
  • Israel/France/Germany
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Samuel Maoz
  • Written by: Samuel Maoz
  • Cast: Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Website: www.ctvint.fr/pages/…

This muscular, technically bravura work revisits the 1982 invasion of southern Lebanon by the Israel Defence Forces in which many civilians died and many young Israeli military conscripts, including Maoz himself, were marked by the carnage they witnessed. It's lean, powerful stuff aided by a terrific cast and an economy of scale on Maoz's part.

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Lebanon

12 May 20104 stars

(15) 93min Welcome to hell. June 1982, in an alleged attempt to quell PLO rocket attacks (sound familiar?) and deal with a burgeoning Palestinian refugee problem, Israeli Defence Forces invade southern Lebanon. Many civilians die and many young…

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