Israel, 2007, 132 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Based on a Book, Drama, Foreign, War
Language: Hebrew English Sub-Titles
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Winner of the 2007 Berlin Film Festival's Best Director award, and a Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Beaufort chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's tense, painful withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic bunker inside a 12th century Crusader fortress near the Lebanese border, marking the end of nearly two decades of controversial occupation. Rather than deliver a political commentary on the Middle East, writer/director Joseph Cedar concentrates on the cumulative drudgery, fear, and impotence of the soldiers' routines—the quotidian realities behind the tough exterior shell of the Israeli Defence Force. Based on the novel by Ron Leshem.
DIRECTOR: Joseph Cedar
US Distributor: Kino International
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