Directed by Amos Gitai
Amos Gitai's vivid and wrenching film about the Yom
Kippur War of 1973 draws upon his own experiences as a soldier while
presenting combat in a subjective, existential, and visually arresting
manner. Few films have conveyed the physical and emotional disorientation of
war so powerfully. "Gitai plunges the viewer into the reality of modern
warfare, in which the enemy is often invisible--we never see the Syrians in
Kippur--and battle lines are often unclear...Depicting war as chaos,
he makes a powerful argument for peace" (Fred Camper, Chicago Reader).
Hebrew with English subtitles. 123 minutes.