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Release Date: August 6th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2011

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
This tense war film focuses on a group of Israeli soldiers operating a tank in hostile territory during the 1982 conflict in Lebanon. Hindered by tight quarters, limited visibility and stifling heat, the troops inside the tank, including the frustrated Hertzel (Oshri Cohen), begin to quarrel amongst themselves, leaving themselves open to attack by their Lebanese enemies. As their mission -- to clear the area of opposing forces -- progresses, the situation becomes increasingly dire.

Cast: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov, Zohar Shtrauss, Dudu Tassa, Reymonde Amsellem, Ashraf Barhom

Director: Samuel Maoz

Genres: War, Drama

Production Co: Ariel Film, Arte France Cinema

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Quest, Gritty, 1980s, Soldier, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The emotional traumas of young Israeli soldiers drafted into the war with Lebanon in the 1980s are recounted through the eyes of a tank crew in this wrenching concentration of raw emotion directed by Samuel Maoz. show more

  • Never before, not even in the claustrophobic submarine epic "Das Boot," has a physical point of view so completely dictated a philosophical point of view. show more

  • Offers a view of war that is anything but epic. Instead of sweeping battles and swooping fighter planes, in Lebanon we are brought into the impossibly claustrophobic world of a lone tank crew. show more

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Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2009)