2009, Israel-France-Germany-UK, 93’, Color, English-Spanish-Hebrew-Arabic
Director: Samuel Maoz
Cast: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen
“A highly personal and sincere description of 24 hours in hell.”
This tense war film focuses on a group of Israeli soldiers operating a tank in hostile territory during the 1982 conflict in Lebanon. Hindered by tight quarters, limited visibility and stifling heat, the troops inside the tank, including the frustrated Hertzel (Oshri Cohen), begin to quarrel amongst themselves, leaving themselves open to attack by their Lebanese enemies. As their mission -to clear the area of opposing forces- progresses, the situation becomes increasingly dire.