Director: Samuel Maoz
Cast: Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran, Yoav Donat
WINNER GOLDEN LION - VENICE 2009
The First Lebanon War - June, 1982. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town that has already been bombarded by the Israel Air Force. It's a quick and easy job - maybe three hours at most. But matters start to get complicated. This apparently simple mission gets out of control and turns into a death trap, a shivering nightmare.
The film's heroes are the tank crew: Shmuelik the gunner, Assi the commander, Herzl the loader and Yigal the driver - four boys aged 20 who are operating a killing machine. They are not fighters, eager for battle or self-sacrifice. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they find themselves in a situation they cannot contain, coping with impossible conflicts and desperately trying not to lose their way amid the chaos of war.
Lebanon is a personal film, a film about four boys who had never been involved in anything violent before and found themselves killing people, A film about survival against a palpable threat of death, a situation in which the conflict between their basic instincts and human conscious claims its victims.
Rating: MA15+ - strong themes & violence 1hr 40m
When: Friday 25th February 7.00pm
Saturday 26th February 7.30pm
Sunday 27th February 4.30pm February
Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Member/Child $8.50
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