June 6, 1982. Israeli armed forces enter Lebanon in the First Lebanon War. How is the event seen by four Israeli recruits reduced to the extremely limited perspective of a tank’s peephole? The 20-year-olds are dispatched to search a hostile town—a simple mission that turns into a nightmare.
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Bonus points for taking place mainly inside a tank (with some impressive use of cinematography). It really gives the film a distinct feel separate from other war epics (even though the narrative is pretty standard war-fare). Still a terrific effort from Israel.
Like no other movie I have ever seen. Much of the footage shot through the gun sight of a tank. The most up close and personal insight into the devastating horrors of war. This should be mandatory viewing for every politician. This movie will leave its mark on you.
Beautifully filmed so kudos on the cinematography. And the makeup. I never got a sense of the characters though, other than a few routine character traits, and I never really cared about what was happening. I look forward to more films from Samuel Maoz though because nothing in the movie was bad and what he did well he did very well.