Amsalem, Reymond

SKU: 043396368989

UPC 043396368989
Release Date 2011-01-18
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 93
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 5 stars out of 5 -- This is as action-packed as any run-and-gun Hollywood vision -- more white-knuckled than a thousand GREEN ZONES....It's spectacularly good.LEBANON is meticulous, nearly clinical in its attention to what happens in war...but it is also a palpably and intensely personal film.Boldly for an anti-war film, LEBANON invites -- and wins -- sympathy for those doing the killing, acknowledging that they do it largely to avoid being killed themselves.LEBANON is a tank of a movie, a forceful, bruising experience that's good at conveying shell-fire mercilessness...LEBANON takes a very different, existential approach to describe the sheer horror of warfare....The action is set entirely within the claustrophobic confines of an armored tank...3 stars out of 5 -- [Moaz's] savage film shows us in no uncertain terms how war destroys everything and everyone it touches, the victorious living no less than the vanquished dead.[A] shattering film....LEBANON clanks true. It goes beyond the fog of war into functional blindness.[S]3.5 stars out of 4 -- [A]n immersive war-movie experience like THE HURT LOCKER, but turned inside out.[LEBANON] reinstates the terrible intimacy of battle, giving a zoomed-in view of combat through the plight of four inexperienced soldiers during the start of the first Lebanon war in 1982.A handful of soldiers take a claustrophobic journey into the heart of war in this drama from Israeli writer and director Samuel Maoz. It's June 1982, and Israel is launching an invasion of Lebanon. Four men assigned to take part in the first strike are put on the same tank detail -- Assi (Itay Tiran) is the commanding officer, Shmulik (Yoav Donat) is a gunner new to the outfit, Hertzel (Oshri Cohen) keeps the weapons loaded, and Yigal (Michael Moshonov) drives the machine. After being given their orders by Jamil (Zohar Strauss), the men set out toward the Lebanese border, recognizing little of what goes on outside beyond what can be seen through Yigal's tiny window; they occasionally stop to help fellow Israelis hurt in battle, but for the most part, they roll relentlessly onward, occasionally arguing amongst themselves, until they arrive at their destination, a town already bombed into rubble by the Israeli Air Force. Few of their allies remain in the city, putting the soldiers in a perilous situation when a band of Syrian resistance fighters lays siege to the tank. LEVANONE (aka LEBANON) was an official selection at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.
Cast Pini Klavir (Special Effects)
Nicolas Becker (Composer)
Giora Bejach (Director of Photography)
Alex Claude (Sound)
Avichay Henig (Assistant Director)
Shir Shoshani (Assistant Director)
Samuel Maoz (Director)
Samuel Maoz (Screenwriter)
Benoit Delbecq (Music Performer)
Orly Ronen (Makeup)
Dima Osmolovsky (Stunt Coordinator)
Oshri Cohen (Star)
Itay Tiran (Star)
Michael Moshonov (Star)
Reymond Amsellem (Star)
Ashraf Barhoum (Star)
Zohar Shtrauss (Co-Star)
Yoav Donat (Star)
Dudu Tassa (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Notes on a War Film Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - Hebrew Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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