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Lebanon Rumbles in to Melbourne July 22nd

One of the most horrifying aspects of humanity is his/her ability to wage war. Also, One of the most bloody wars began in June 1982 in Lebanon and lasted until September of that same year. This battle would leave 5,000 civilians killed and 20,000 wounded, with director and writer Samuel Maoz in the heart of the conflict. Now, Maoz tells a tale of his own experiences "serving in the Israeli army during the 1982 Lebanon War" in the feature film Lebanon (Melbourne). Lebanon will show at the 2010 Melbourne Film Festival, which begins July 22nd. The film's trailer is below and the clip shows the battle through the tank crew's eyes alone. Get set for Lebanon in Melbourne and many more films as this film festival gets set for a summer run.

The plot summary for Lebanon here:

"The First Lebanon War – June, 1982. A lone tank is dispatched to search a hostile town that
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Trailer: Lebanon

This is the trailer for Lebanon, directed by Samuel Maoz and stars Reymond Amsalem, Ashraf Barhom, Oshri Cohen, Yoav Donat, Guy Kapulnik, Michael Moshonov, Zohar Shtrauss, Dudu Tassa and Itay Tiran. Lebanon is a personal film, a film about four boys who had never been involved in anything violent before and found themselves killing people. A film about survival against a palpable threat of death, a situation in which the conflict between their basic instincts and human conscious claims its victims.
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Losing It: when good guys go bad

To build up the release of Lebanon, Pure Movies looks at other films where the main character 'loses it' including Apocalypse Now, Shutter Island, The Beach, Kids, Falling Down, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Shining. Lebanon is directed by Samuel Maoz and stars Reymond Amsalem, Ashraf Barhom, Oshri Cohen, Yoav Donat, Guy Kapulnik, Michael Moshonov, Zohar Shtrauss, Dudu Tassa and Itay Tiran.
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