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Beaufort (2007)

 -  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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Avi Ayoun
Itamar Barzani
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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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$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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War is absurd. Great, thanks for mentioning it.
31 March 2008 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

Beaufort doesn't pretend to cater for all audiences, right. It only aims to be a rendition of how the soldiers lived (and occasionally died) in the Beaufort outpost during the final days of the 18-year Israeli presence there. I reckon this rendition is really good: dialog, characters, actors, settings, photography.

Yet the movie is totally uninteresting: doesn't provide insight on the conflict, on human nature... on anything with a larger scope than Israeli soldiers on duty there and then. You know, soldiers have to be very special characters or to do something really special, else they are only public servants working their shift until it's time to come home. Maybe people in Israel will like Beaufort because it speaks of themselves and for themselves but universally speaking it is a very anecdotal movie, thus almost entirely uninteresting.


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