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Beaufort

Directed by: Joseph Cedar
131 Minutes, 2007, Drama

Located in southern Lebanon, Beaufort Castle is one of the few medieval forts utilized by modern military forces, and provided Israeli forces with an important strategic position during the South Lebanon War. This film takes place at the end of this 18-year war as IDF troops prepare to abandon the fort and return home. Liraz Liberti, leading the troops at Beaufort, must come to terms that they must evacuate–after having spent so long defending the fortress. Chronicling the soldiers’ daily lives, their hopes and fears, and the moral dilemnas of wartime, this claustrophobic film has been compared to Letters From Iwo Jima and classic WWI bunker films. Completed just a month before the Second Lebanon War broke out, this movie provides a timely look at both the horrors and nobility of modern warfare.

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Credits

Director: Joseph Cedar

Producer: David Mandil

Producer: Chilik Michaeli

Producer: Gidon Gadi

Producer: Leon Edery

Producer: Moshe Edery

Cast: Ohad Knoller

Cast: Oshri Cohen

Cast: Itay Tiran

Cast: Eli Eltonyo

Written by: Ron Leshem

Written by: Joseph Cedar

Distributor: Kino International

Awards

2008, USA Academy Awards, Nominated for Best Foreign Film 2007, Israeli Academy Awards, Won Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound Awards, Nominated for Best Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Music and Best Film Awards 2007, Bangkok International Film Festival, Nominated for the Golden Kinnaree Award (Best Film) 2007, Berlin International Film Festival, Won the Silver Berlin Bear Award for Best Director, Nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear (Best Director)

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