Lebanon War veteran Joseph Cedar (CAMPFIRE) directs a harrowing often haunting account of Israels 2000 withdrawal from Lebanon and the Beaufort (Good Fort) mountain fortress. Built by Crusaders in the 12th century the fort was captured by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in 1982 at the start of the Lebanon War. Eighteen years later increasing criticism at home and abroad has led to Israels decision to withdraw completely from Lebanon. Charged with managing the forts defence and its evacuation is 22-year-old commander Liraz Liberti (Oshri Cohen). Eager to lead but emotionally untested Liraz must maintain his bare-bones troops discipline between bouts of claustrophobic tedium and increasing harassment by Hezbollah mortar attacks. That tenuous balance threatens to unravel with the arrival of bomb-disposal specialist Ziv (Ohad Knoller) as well as an unexpectedly sophisticated Hezbollah strike that reveals the limits of Lirazs abilities.
Trailers, Behind the scenes, Deleted scenes
Release Date: 23 June 2008
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English