Synopsis: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a infantry platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot handle. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the most emblematic act of uncivilized problem solving: war.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Samuel Maoz
Production: Sony Classic Pictures
  16 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

June 6, 1982, at 03:00, the first

days of the war in Lebanon

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Aces.

- Shmulik.

I am the commander.

He is ... Hertzelia.

Yigal are.


Dai, Yigal, go. Let's move.

"The man of steel, the tank is

only a piece of iron "

Time of rhinoceros.

Continue north.

Past the field of bananas, salt

the street and wait for instructions.

Welcome to Lebanon. I close.

Take the road!

Hertzelia, great son of a bitch!

Location and axes? What's happening?

Maybe you should call them on the radio

tell him that we have arrived.

They said to wait


Someone comes.

Take my cross that off.

- Who was he?

- One with the megaphone.

- Let me see.

- Wait.

- It's you who controls?

- No. No, I am.

So, listen well. I your


be executed in 3 weeks.

Like 3 weeks?

No, is that ... we were told ...

I follow a precise work plan,

Iho a program to meet.

Will seek to facilitate explaining

each mission in detail,

after you do your

questions. The first job is easy.

There is a town, north,


Our air force bombed I'Iha

and erased.

At 7 o'clock we enter zero zero

up area,

Verify that there is still

nothing and go out the other side.

From there we continue north.

At 9 and 30, 10 maximum

arrive at a zone friendly. In a

hotel which is called Saint Tropez.

Consume the meal and then forward

towards the next mission.

In the meantime you will remain with the cart

here on the road.

If approaching a vehicle, burst

right and left.

If you do not stop, shoot the engine.

are Jamil, your supervisor

straight. Questions?

Okay. You have an hour until morning.

- Good night.

- Good night.

Until Saint Tropez is


- We have half an hour to sleep.

- Jamil Iha said an hour.

No matter. What I say counts

I and I say that we have half an hour.

- You get on a guard.

- Why do I do it?

I am the captain and I decide.

Then Aces. If that's you

begin? Congratulations!

The next time you ask

to call you sir.

Call me what you like, but close

that mouth and let me sleep.

Wake me up in half an hour. Goodnight.

Tell me why I. Hm?

Yigal Why not?

O. .. what's his name there, the new one.

Now is now, perhaps it is not tired

Listen, Hertzelia,

Iho my reasons.

Can ask him, right? How about

to stand guard?

- Commands you this cart?

- Control the cart! But please!

I just asked to put

the new one.

I know myself that one guard


- It's good for you or not right?

- No, no, for me is fine. Yes

- About t'Iha asked anything to you?

- No, is that ...

By chance I'Iho asked you

mount guard?

- If I'Iho told you my reasons Iho!

- What reasons, Aces? Please!

'm Here I do not stand,

There is a new mount for me

- And you tell me your reasons Ihai!

- Exactly, Iho my reasons.


Of 'what you want, but a reason

which is one reason I do not see themselves.

Ah, do not you see her. Do not see it!

Yigal must drive the wagon, you know?

I feel I can call.

No problem.

Here ...

You be quiet! New one

is the pointer.

Are capocarro and the Iho

responsibility of the group.

What does it mean that I do not account

are not important?

I'm not saying this, what

I mean is that you are the servant,

just grab the projectile and

slipped into the cannon, this alone.

Mine is a physical work, Assi.

It takes strength to do it.

Pointer instead? He who does?

Is there to take aim and fire.

Who bends, lifts weights, is

there to break the back, burns,

to swallow all the shit and the smoke

cannon? You? Him? Him? It's me!

For me there is no problem. Seriously

I can not stay on guard, really.

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Samuel Maoz

Samuel Maoz (Hebrew: שמואל מעוז; born c. 1962) is an Israeli film director. His 2009 film, Lebanon won the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. He also won the award for Best Screenplay for Lebanon at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2010. more…

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