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.
March 23, 2009