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Lebanon (2009)

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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 ...
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Gamil (as Zohar Strauss)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 October 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Lebanon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,145 (USA) (8 August 2010)

Gross:

$367,798 (USA) (19 December 2010)
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Trivia

In the original Lebanese war, director Samuel Maoz was the gunner of his vehicle's four-man crew. He admits to killing a man during his tour of duty. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 28 April 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Ana el Qwerka
Music by Mustapha Skandrani and lyrics by Mustapha Kechekoui
Performed by Sami Badra, with Vitali Podolski (accordion), Sanya Kroytor (violin) and Yisrael Bright (piano)
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Great Intense Movie
21 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ihrtfilms did a lovely job reviewing this film and I agree with every word. MY additional comments are based on the fact that I am a VERY nit-picky person when watching a film. I drive people nuts when I point out faults in this or that. With that being said, I can SEE where some might find fault with some of the particular errors in this film (i.e. the lack of helmets) but to be truthful, though I am ONE OF THEM, I was so caught up in the intensity of this film, I didn't even notice the irregularities.

This film IS intense and very well acted. I literally was on the edge of the couch I usually lay back on while watching movies and it takes a fair amount to get me on that edge.

Lebanon may not be perfect, but it's perfectly good. I could find no fault with it and didn't even try. It sucks you in from the minute it starts. The very fact that you NEVER LEAVE THE TANK is amazing. If you are even remotely claustrophobic, maybe you shouldn't watch this movie. You might be in your own home in a spacious room with windows and everything, but once you get into this movie, you feel like you're with the crew and they won't let you out until the end.

I won't say more primarily because, as simple as the story line is, it's a complex movie and to say much, would say TOO much.


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