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Kippur (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 13 September 2000 (France)
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The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. ... See full summary »

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Amos Gitai
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Liron Levo ... Weinraub
Tomer Russo ... Ruso
Uri Klauzner ... Klausner (as Uri Ran-Klausner)
Yoram Hattab ... The Pilot
Guy Amir ... Gadassi
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... The Captain (as Juliano Mer)
Ran Kauchinsky Ran Kauchinsky ... Shlomo
Kobi Livne Kobi Livne ... Kobi
Liat Glick ... Dina (as Liat Glick Levo)
Pini Mittleman Pini Mittleman ... Hospital Doctor
Meital Berdah ... (as Meital Barda)
Gidi Gov
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Storyline

The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. Various scenes are awash in the surreal, as Weinraub's head hangs out over a rescue helicopter's open door, watching with tranquil desperation as the earth passes beneath, the overpowering whir of the blades creating a hypnotic state. It is not a traditional blood, guts and glory film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crew trying to pick up the broken pieces. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Bloody, Vivid... Unvarnished.

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Kino International

Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

13 September 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Am Tag von Kippur See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,007, 5 November 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$110,281, 28 January 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on director Amos Gitai's own experience of joining a helicopter rescue crew during the war of Kippur, and his helicopter being shot down by a Syrian missile on his 23rd birthday. See more »

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Moshe Dayan did NOT lose his eye in the Sinai Desert; he lost it in Vichy-controlled Lebanon in 1941 on a reconnaissance mission on behalf of the Australian/British Army. See more »

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Artistic View of War
3 October 2004 | by J. M. VervilleSee all my reviews

This film offers more of an artistic view of warfare on a level that one normally does not see; even though the dialog in the film is small, and even though what dialog there is does not focus on the main, overriding theme of the vile nature of war the point is still clearly conveyed by the director's use of his actors and the camera.

Overall, the film could have been much shorter; it was seemingly dragged out at times, and sometimes it seemed downright tiring to watch. However, some of the shots throughout the film were very good, and the story at times can be interesting. But when all is said and done, this is not a very high quality film due to its' unnecessary length and often overly artistic portrayal. The few moments of good cinema in here do not make the whole thing worth watching.


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