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Beaufort

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Beaufort

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
132 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/18/08
performer:
Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran
director:
Joseph Cedar
distributor:
Kino International
author:
Joseph Cedar, Ron Leshem
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

It is the year 2000, Israeli forces are preparing to withdraw from Lebanon after 18 years of occupation, and in the final days, a handful of Israeli soldiers await evacuation from the southern Lebanese crusader fort, called Beaufort, where they’ve been stationed. And wait. And wait, like characters out of a Samuel Beckett play. Adapting his spare, intense, award-winning film from the novel by Israeli TV programmer Ron Leshem, Joseph Cedar has created a movie of tremendous power — nerve-racking, astute, and neutral enough to apply to all soldiers, in all wars, everywhere. A