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Lebanon (2009)

 -  Drama | War  -  15 October 2009 (Israel)
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During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoav Donat ...
Shmulik
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Assi
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Hertzel
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Yigal
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Gamil (as Zohar Strauss)
Dudu Tassa ...
Syrian Captive
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1st Phalangist (as Ashraf Barhum)
Fares Hananya ...
2nd Phalangist
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Lebanese Mother (as Reymonde Amsellem)
Bian Antir ...
Lebanese Father
Aisha ...
Lebanese child
Fatima ...
Lebanese child (as Fatma)
Khaled Salam ...
Lebanese Boy (as Khaled Salama)
Iad Abu Nama ...
BMW Driver
Hussein Mahagna ...
Truck Driver
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Storyline

June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a infantry platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot handle. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the most emblematic act of uncivilized problem solving: war. Written by Metro Communications

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Drama | War

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Rated R for disturbing bloody war violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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15 October 2009 (Israel)  »

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Lebanon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,145 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$367,798 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Upon accepting his award at the Venice Film Festival, Samuel Maoz said "I dedicate this award to the thousands of people all over the world who, like me, come back from war safe and sound. Apparently they are fine, they work, get married, have children. But inside the memory will remain stabbed in their soul." See more »

Goofs

The number plate on the brown Mercedes, although similar to Lebanese number plates in the 80s, has the Arabic number back to front. 72194 in English and 49127 in Arabic. See more »

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Does Not Live Up to the Hype
22 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's only so so. As mentioned before, there is no character development, the dialogue and plot is unrealistic, the movie plods, and builds to no climax or resolution. Yes, war is hell, and some people are unprepared for the human face of killing. it's all been done before. And the novelty of he entire film taking place in the tank gets old after the first 20 min. It's just not a very good movie on any terms. It starts with a lot of potential, and then goes nowhere; you never care about the characters, so you never care what happens to them. It's fine for a foreign rental, but best war movie ever? Hardly. Might want to watch Glory or Black Hawk Down again...


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