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13 September 2000 (France) See more »
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Bloody, Vivid... Unvarnished.
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A Realistic War Film That Sinks Under Its Realism See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Liron Levo ... Weinraub
Tomer Russo ... Ruso
Uri Klauzner ... Klausner (as Uri Ran-Klausner)
Yoram Hattab ... The Pilot

Guy Amir ... 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

Directed by
Amos Gitai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amos Gitai 
Marie-Jose Sanselme 

Produced by
Amos Gitai .... producer
Michel Propper .... producer
Laurent Truchot .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jan Garbarek 
 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
 
Film Editing by
Monica Coleman 
 
Casting by
Ilan Moscovitch 
 
Production Design by
Miguel Markin 
 
Art Direction by
Miguel Markin 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Dinolesko  (as Laura Dinulesco)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shai Gani .... second assistant director (as Shay Gani)
Alona Lichter .... third assistant director
Haim Rinski .... first assistant director
Ziv Rubinstein .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Amiram Lichter .... constructor
Ilan Moscovitch .... artistic advisor
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Claude .... sound designer
François Fayard .... sound assistant
François Fayard .... sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Lovett .... senior technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gal Altschuler .... assistant grip
Adi Borkin .... lighting technician
Philippe Cadeau .... gaffer (as Philip Cadeau)
Nickol De-Castro .... still photographer
Ofer Dori .... electrician
Noam Eisenberg .... key grip
Berdougo Michael .... gaffer
Yehuda Sar-Israel .... second assistant camera
Moshe Shabbat .... best boy grip
Floris Sybesma .... Steadicam operator
Jean-Paul Toraille .... focus puller
Choresh Wald .... grip
Gaby Weismann .... focus puller: second camera
 
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Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color supervisor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color timer
 
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Sari Turgeman .... script supervisor
 

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Canada:117 min | France:124 min | Argentina:125 min
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Argentina:13 | Brazil:12 | France:U | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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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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Factual errors: The Golan Heights in the movie are green, indicating that it was filmed in springtime. The war itself was fought in October, when the heights were barren.See more »
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A Realistic War Film That Sinks Under Its Realism, 13 June 2013
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

In October 1973 during the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur an Arab coalition led by Syria and Egypt launched a pre-emptive strike against Israel . The Israelis wre caught with their pants down and the Eygyptians made initial gains in the south of Israel . Within three days the Israelis managed to rally their forces and by the end of the month the Israelis had managed to deal a decisive blow to the Arabs in general and the Eyptians in particular that Egypt never again threatened Israel . That said the 1973 war remains the closest the Israelis have come to losing a war and this 2000 Israeli film makes a powerful anti-war statement that war is a brutal and terrible thing even for the victors . As Bertrand Russell once said " There's no winners or losers , only survivors "

Congratulations to director Amos Gitai for showing war for what it is . Based upon his own experiences of the conflict this is both straight from the heart and straight from the horses mouth which shows the human cost of conflict . The story centres around a small microcosm of the war where two Israeli soldiers caught up in the chaos volunteer for a medical unit carrying out cavesac of wounded IDF troops

If there's a problem to KIPPUR it's probably too realistic for its own good . The camera doesn't do much , the average shot length is overly long , there's long segments devoid of dialogue and there's little in the way of incidental music . In other words this is a movie that should be studied long and hard at University film classes as an example of realism in cinema , but possibly won't be better known beyond that . By a bitter irony it won't be acclaimed as being an anti-war classic because .... well you know who's going to feel sorry about Israeli soldiers being maimed and killed in a conflict where it's the Arabs who are the aggressors ?

As a footnote one thing that is distracting is the tanks used which are Merkava tanks which didn't enter service until 1979 . In 1973 the Israelis would have been using the British made Centurion as their main battle tank , but that said nearly every single war film you'll ever see has the same type of anachronism where tanks are involved

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