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Kippur (2000)

 -  Drama | War  -  13 September 2000 (France)
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The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Liron Levo ...
Weinraub
Tomer Russo ...
Ruso
Uri Klauzner ...
Klausner (as Uri Ran-Klausner)
Yoram Hattab ...
The Pilot
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Gadassi
Juliano Mer-Khamis ...
The Captain (as Juliano Mer)
Ran Kauchinsky ...
Shlomo
Kobi Livne ...
Kobi
Liat Glick ...
Dina (as Liat Glick Levo)
Pini Mittleman ...
Hospital Doctor
Meital Barda
Gidi Gov
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The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. Various scenes are awash in the surreal, as Weinraub's head hangs out over a rescue helicopter's open door, watching with tranquil desperation as the earth passes beneath, the overpowering whir of the blades creating a hypnotic state. It is not a traditional blood, guts and glory film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crew trying to pick up the broken pieces. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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$17,007 (USA) (3 November 2000)

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$110,281 (USA) (26 January 2001)
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The film is based on director Amos Gitai's own experience of joining a helicopter rescue crew during the war of Kippur, and his helicopter being shot down by a Syrian missile on his 23rd birthday. See more »

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Numerous times we see Israeli Merkava tanks on the battlefield (with their distinctive wedge-like turrets) which would not be introduced until the late 1970s. See more »

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Misunderstood
20 October 2004 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Those here who have bashed the film have grossly misunderstood Kippur. Either they look for a blow-blam-bang Holy-wood flick, which it isn't; or for a highly reliable reconstruction (which Save Private Ryan, extolled by some, is only in part: the first scene is almost like-it-really-was, the last scene is blow-blam-bang with Matt Damon and Tom Hanks instead of Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal). Kippur is a highly personal film, in that war is filtered through the very personal point of view of a sophisticated director. Amos Gitai is close to Antonioni; and in directing a war movie he couldn't forget the Lesson of the Master. Hence the minimal dialogue, hence the dilated times, hence the attention to the setting more than the characters. You try to watch Deserto rosso and then Kippur and you'll notice just how much they have in common. Then, if you don't like Antonioni, it's your own business, go for the blow-blam-bang stuff. However, as for action movies, I think Black Hawk Down is better than SPR. I may be wrong...


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