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Witness in the War Zone (1987)
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An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.

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Don Stevens
Marita Marschall ...
Linda Larsen
Hywel Bennett ...
Mike Jessop
Arnon Zadok ...
Hamdi Abu-Yussuf
Amos Lavi ...
Yassin Abu-Riadd
Etti Ankri ...
Samira
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Bernard
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Adbul
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Bossam
Shahar Cohen ...
Habib
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Micha
Gabi Shoshan ...
Salim
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Antoine
Jerry Weinstock ...
Snyder
Reuven Dayan ...
Karim
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An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.

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2 July 1987 (West Germany)  »

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$141,211 (USA)
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This film was part of a cycle of pictures made during the 1980s that featured journalists covering war. The movies include Salvador (1986), Under Fire (1983), Circle of Deceit [Circle of Deceit (1981)], Witness in the War Zone (1987), Cry Freedom (1987), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). See more »

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A Racist history Ultering movie
15 May 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I was very disappointed while seeing this film, it contains awful historical mistakes, it alters the reality, it is completely different from the facts of war we have lived, its only purpose is to embellish the israeli invasion of LEBANON. The film settings resemble in no way the LEBANESE geography, and the script doesn't fit the LEBANESE local dialects. This films drops off the initial problem which is that the israelis are the ones who took the homes of the Palestinian and sent them to LEBANON and it focuses only on the militia financed by the israeli government. I watched this film, I consider it wasted 2 hours of my time, and I don't recommend it for viewers with scarce knowledge of the middle east problem and I consider it a racist movie classifying the Palestinian as a second class human who have no right to claim back their homes stolen by the israelis.


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