Reuters: Israeli film on Lebanon pullout flouts military myth

Reuters: Israeli film on Lebanon pullout flouts military myth

“Just as the sun sets, an explosion rocks a mountain fort close to Israel’s heavily guarded border with Lebanon. In years past, such a blast might have sent Israeli soldiers scrambling to fend off attack by Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. But this time the commotion is staged, and the only shooting is by film cameras for the last scene of ‘Beaufort,’ a drama about Israel’s whirlwind 2000 withdrawal from southern Lebanon after a 22-year occupation. For director Joseph Cedar, who spent much of his mandatory Israeli army service dodging Hizbollah ambushes in the so-called ‘security zone,’ making the movie was a catharsis of sorts.” Tali Caspi reports.

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