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Beaufort (2007)

March 23, 2009

This is the movie that brought the first Lebanon war to Israeli screens.  There is simply no film that does a better job of explaining why Israelis have become war-weary, cynical about the utility of additional military expeditions.  It’s not a terribly gory movie.  But it’s tense, and sad.  And a feeling of futility pervades.  Watch this film, and you’ll never see the work of young Israeli soldiers in quite the same way.

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