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Five Days in Sinai (1968)

Hamisha Yamim B'Sinai (original title)
| Action, Drama, War | 1968 (Israel)
Eight Israeli soldiers are sent on a mission to take control of an enemy missile base, but face a deadly counterattack.


Maurizio Lucidi


Adriano Bolzoni (from an original story by), Adriano Bolzoni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Franco Giornelli Franco Giornelli ... Rafi
Assi Dayan ... Jossi
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Abraham
Carlo De Mejo ... Ylan
Luciano Catenacci ... Arden
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Gabriele (as Franco Derosa)
Daniele Dublino ... Alek
Ze'ev Revach ... Saadia (as Zev Revah)
Katia Christine ... Laila
Mavie Bardanzellu Mavie Bardanzellu ... (as Mavì)


Eight Israeli soldiers are sent on a mission to take control of an enemy missile base, but face a deadly counterattack.

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Italian-made Israeli war flick turns out to be terminally dull
4 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

I guess the Italian makers of this film were bored of all the WW2-themed war movies filling cinemas at the time, as for a change they decided to make a movie based on the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel instead. Not that it makes a jot of difference, because it turns out to have EXACTLY the same plot as most other Italian war movies I've seen: a crack team of soldiers are sent on a dangerous mission and end up getting stranded in the desert, where they are forced to fight off numerous attacks by the enemy.

THE BATTLE FOR SINAI is hardly a film to get excited about, with the kind of bad dubbing and middling acting skills that you'd expect from an Italian genre flick. Even worse, there's a glut of dull dialogue scenes here, interspersed with a handful of sub-par action sequences that fail to get the pulse racing. The novelty of having the action take place from an Israeli perspective does nothing to contribute towards making this a watchable movie.

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1968 (Israel) See more »

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Cinecittà, Roma, Italy See more »

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