Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Run Down the Stairs

Went to a screening last night at ICM for Beaufort, the 2007 Israeli Oscar-nominated film. Beaufort tells the story of a young group of troops holding down fort during the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. I don’t normally get into war movies, but the acting in this film is particularly moving, probably because all of the Israeli actors were once in the army. And the action is intense, too, with explosions, gun-fueled warfare, and grenades flying every which way. It was pretty good but, like so many other films, could’ve been better if they just shaved off about fifteen minutes.


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