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Beaufort (2007)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  18 January 2008 (USA)
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The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

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BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that drops bombs from the skies while terrified young soldiers must find a way to carry out their mission until their very last minutes on that mountaintop. As LIRAZ lays the explosives which would destroy that very same structure that his friends had died defending, he witnesses the collapse of all he's been taught as an officer, and his soldier's mental and physical disintegration. Written by Anonymous

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,267 (USA) (18 January 2008)

Gross:

$101,299 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Israel's official submission in the Foreign Language Film category for the 80th Academy Awards (2008). It was submitted after The Band's Visit (2007) was disqualified by AMPAS (see Trivia there). See more »

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Shpitzer: [while playing electric keyboard and singing a song in memory of Zitlawy] # I won't be afraid to fall / Won't be afraid to grow / To sink or swim / To live or die #
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a remarkable war movie with a cinematic style that actually says something original about war
6 June 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Beaufort is a remarkable war movie, with a cinematic style that really says something about the war and the situation in which the troops are in. the story is told through the eyes of the main character, Liraz, who's awareness of himself and the nature of the battle he's in gradually deepens into a sharp and original view on war and fear of death. the tension that is created throughout the film is a result not of fast paced action events, but through a series of scenes that takes the viewer into the world of this outpost, with all its claustrophobia, and mixed emotions that include the thrill of danger and numbness toward tragedy, but also simple fear that cannot be overcome. I recommend this movie to everyone.


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