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Beaufort (2007)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, War | 18 January 2008 (USA)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alon Aboutboul ... Brigadier-General Kimchi, division commander
Adi Adouan Adi Adouan
Ya'akov Ahimeir ... Self (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 ... Self
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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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film takes place in 2000. See more »

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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Connections

Featured in A History of Israeli Cinema (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Avot u-Banim
(Fathers and Sons)
Written by Eviatar Banai
Performed by Arthur Perzev
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User Reviews

 
I didn't make them understand how important their lives are. That's the job of a parent.
23 December 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

It's about Israeli soldiers holding down a fort in Southern Lebanon, but it could be about soldiers anywhere. That is what makes this film so memorable.

Lebanon, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, it is all the same when it comes to politics and the soldiers that have to carry out the policies made by chickenhawks far removed from the front.

It is touching and funny at times. I could really relate to the truck arriving with fresh supplies after a long wait. It is common and a hot meal at midnight is much appreciated when you have been running low.

It shows real soldiers doing real grunt work. It is an outstanding film.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bufor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,808, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$102,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$271,340
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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