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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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Guy Apriat
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)

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

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$101,299 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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The lead actor, Oshri Cohen (Liraz), did not serve on the IDF (Israeli Defence Force). 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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Saw it in Tel Aviv in April--very much worth the effort of tracking it down
31 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Considering the sanitized pulp that the United States military participates in the filming of, it is refreshing to see a movie about soldiers that rings true and does not shy away from controversy. The IDF must also be commended for actively participating in the making of a film that does not shine the best light on the occupation of southern Lebanon.

Ultimately it is Israeli politicians and inept commanders that take the brunt of the blame for the appalling conditions the soldiers portrayed in this movie endure while holding on to their mountain top position.

Hezbollah obviously plays a part in this story, yet they are an unseen presence. They are always just out of the frame and sporadically, sometimes shockingly so, they remind everyone involved of their lethal potential.

Set aside your preconceived notions of the Israeli-Arab conflict and see this movie.


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