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Beaufort (2007)

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

Director:

Joseph Cedar

Writers:

Joseph Cedar, Ron Leshem (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alon Aboutboul ... Brigadier-General Kimchi, division commander
Adi Adouan Adi Adouan
Ya'akov Ahimeir ... Himself (as Yaakov Ahimeir)
Guy Apriat Guy Apriat
Avi Ayoun Avi Ayoun
Itamar Barzani Itamar Barzani
Daniel Bednar Daniel Bednar
Alon Ben David Alon Ben David ... Himself
Moshe Ben Shushan Moshe Ben Shushan
Yaniv Ben Yitzhak Yaniv Ben Yitzhak
Yoav Bertan Yoav Bertan
Avi Bitton Avi Bitton
Daniel Bruck ... Pavel
Roi Carmel Roi Carmel
Daniel Cedar Daniel Cedar
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Storyline

BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that drops bombs from the skies while terrified young soldiers must find a way to carry out their mission until their very last minutes on that mountaintop. As LIRAZ lays the explosives which would destroy that very same structure that his friends had died defending, he witnesses the collapse of all he's been taught as an officer, and his soldier's mental and physical disintegration. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,267, 20 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,299, 1 June 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Shpitzer: [while playing electric keyboard and singing a song in memory of Zitlawy] # I won't be afraid to fall / Won't be afraid to grow / To sink or swim / To live or die #
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Saw it in Tel Aviv in April--very much worth the effort of tracking it down
31 August 2007 | by jasonwwrightSee all my reviews

Considering the sanitized pulp that the United States military participates in the filming of, it is refreshing to see a movie about soldiers that rings true and does not shy away from controversy. The IDF must also be commended for actively participating in the making of a film that does not shine the best light on the occupation of southern Lebanon.

Ultimately it is Israeli politicians and inept commanders that take the brunt of the blame for the appalling conditions the soldiers portrayed in this movie endure while holding on to their mountain top position.

Hezbollah obviously plays a part in this story, yet they are an unseen presence. They are always just out of the frame and sporadically, sometimes shockingly so, they remind everyone involved of their lethal potential.

Set aside your preconceived notions of the Israeli-Arab conflict and see this movie.


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