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Lebanon (2007)

Sound Format:Dolby Stereo
Film Length:90 minutes
Status:Film Archive
Co-production with:Germany
I.F.F. fund:₪2,442,000
 
Production:Paralite Inc
Email:amnon@ietv.co.il

On June 1982, (the first day of the Lebanese war), four young Israeli soldiers, operating a single tank, are assigned to accompany a small group of ground soldiers. The force's first mission is to enter a civilian Lebanese village and 'clear' it from any possibly remaining PLO terrorists. A mission that should be: "fast and simple", as Jamille, the force's commander describes it… But as the soldiers enter the village, the mission gets complicated, eventually becoming a nightmare of random and futile killing of soldiers, terrorists and local civilians. At the mission's peek moment the four soldiers will be led, into a death-trap, while loosing connection to the other Israeli forces .
"Lebanon" deals with the complex chaos within a war and reveals a terrible military omission conducted by the Israeli Defense Force. Only by way of nature, the film will also bring forth different political issues. But most of all "Lebanon" wishes to portray four twenty year old 'kids' who, all of a sudden, find themselves immersed in a reality in which killing people becomes their necessity. None of them are heros, nor wishe to become one.



ProducerUri Sabag
 Ilann Jirard
 Benjamina Mirnik
 David Silber
 Leon Edery
 Moshe Edery
 Einat Bickel
DirectorShmulik Maoz
Script WriterShmulik Maoz
Associate ProducerAmir Geva
 Gili Sasover
 Sonja Ewers
1st Assistant DirectorAvichay Henig
Director of PhotographyGiora Bejach
Casting DirectorHila Yuval
Production DesignerAriel Roshko
Costume DesignerLaura Sheim
Make up ArtistGalya Azulay
Sound ManDavid Lis
EditorArik Lahav-Leibovich
Music ScoreNicolas Becker
ContinuityOrit Dabus
Production ManagerMeir Tezet
GafferAvi Dasberg
Key GripELIE LEVY
1st Assistant CameraOren Arad
LoadersLital Shahar
Production CoordinatorElla Harel
2nd Assistant DirectorShir Shoshani
Set DresserChen Ohayon
Property MasterAlbert Segal
Make UpNili Levy
LightingEli Turjeman
GripRonen Fridan
Boom OperatorOded Ringel
Sound EngineerAlex Claude
Location ManagerEilia Libman
Personal Ass. to DirectorMeirav Shavit


Leading Actor / ActressOshri Cohen as Hertzel
 Itay Tiran as Asi
 Yoav Donat as Shmulik
 Michael Moshonov as Yigal
 Reymond Amsalem as Woman
Supporting Actor /ActressDudu Tasas
 Zohar Shtrauss as Gamil