August 6, 2010 (NY)
August 13, 2010 (Limited)
Rated R for disturbing bloody war violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity
June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers 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 contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war....
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The psychological effects on the average soldier have been explored many times before, but in Samuel Maoz's Lebanon
, a few soldiers face battle from the most claustrophobic environment imaginable: a tank. Lebanon
shows wars from a perspective largely ignored in previous efforts, but the overall experience isn't perfect. Full movie review »