Tuesday, May 31, 2016

949. Kippur

Directed by Amos Gitai

We really must be nearing the end of the war films, as we only have 52 movies left and I can't think of any must see war films post 2000. Unfortunately, I also thought I was done with experimental films, and those keep cropping up so who knows.

For the uninformed, on October 6, 1973 (the holiest day in Judaism), Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel.  Weinraub and his friend Ruso are called by a military draft to fight, but, due to the confusion from an undeclared war, they are unable to find their reserve unit.  Truly fascinating.  More stuff happens and it is about as propaganda-y as you would expect from a war movie.

I don't have much to say about this one.  Obviously, the politics of this film are interesting (particularly now) although I don't think the intentions of the filmmakers were to stimulate any kind of debate on who is wrong and who is right.

One of the biggest snores in recent memory.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Based on Gitai's own experience in the war.

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